Xiaomi expanding into Africa this month with launch of Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Xiaomi Mi 4
posted by Alan F. / Nov 04, 2015, 1:51 AM
Last year, Xiaomi started selling its handsets in India, a very successful move for the company. Hoping to repeat that level of success in Africa, the company is kicking off its expansion by selling the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Xiaomi Mi 4 in the country, around the middle of this month. Partnering with Mobiles in Africa, Xiaomi is reportedly seeking the equivalent of $160 USD for the Redmi 2, and $320 USD for the Xiaomi Mi 4 flagship phone.
The Xiaomi Redmi 2 features a 4.7-inch screen, with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC is under the hood, with a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 306 GPU. An 8MP camera is on back, with a 2MP snapper up front. 1GB of RAM is inside with 8GB of expandable native storage. A 2200mAh power plant is aboard, and Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 is equipped with a 5-inch LCD screen, featuring a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A Snapdragon 801 SoC is under the hood, carrying a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU. Different versions of the phone are available, including one with 3GB RAM/16GB native storage, and another offering 3GB RAM/64GB native storage. A rear-facing 13MP camera has an aperture of f/1.8, and an 8MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. A 3080mAh juicer keeps the lights on, and Android 4.4.3 is pre-installed.
Will Xiaomi be able to become a success in Africa? Stay tuned!
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- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2200 mAh
Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014
"Hoping to repeat that level of success in Africa, the company is kicking off its expansion by selling the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Xiaomi Mi 4 in the country, around the middle of this month." Am confused, is Africa a country now? or its just American ignorance at its finest.
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 2:34 AM 3
Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013
Its sad. Its like that by most people who are not educated geographically. Well this particular case is the fault of xiaomi cos I know PA does specify countries. Again I'm very sure they ment Nigeria or/and Southafrica. Can't wait for it to land here. Writing this post from lagos, Nigeria.
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 2:57 AM 2
Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 03, 2015
Coming to Nigeria with they outdated devices is a laughable failure, trust Nigerians to label it "China phone", an average Nigerian looking for a China phone would rather go for Tecno or Infinix. Xiaomi is already late to the party!
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 3:07 AM 1
Posts: 366; Member since: Feb 11, 2015
They aren't late to the party. Nigerians will sharply dump thier infinix and Tecno and jump on this. Only few uninformed people might still stick to those craps. Infact, they are coming at the perfect time. Replying this post from Lagos Nigeria
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 4:04 AM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 04, 2015
Xiaomi knows to make and sell for cheap. I have mi3 & mi4 handsets. Both are still awaiting lollipop update when android 6 already out. Also moderators on their forum are suggesting to sell handset and buy newer if u want lollipop. They wont last long if this is their support for flagship devices.
posted on Nov 04, 2015, 7:21 AM 2
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