Xiaomi expanding into Africa this month with launch of Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Xiaomi Mi 4

Xiaomi expanding into Africa this month with launch of Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Xiaomi Mi 4
Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra said back in May that Xiaomi does want to sell its phones in the U.S. And there are a number of consumers stateside that would love to have the opportunity to purchase the manufacturer's value priced handsets. But expanding into the U.S doesn't appear to be imminent for Xiaomi. Instead, the company announced that it is moving this month, into Africa.

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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source: TheBleg

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Redmi 2
  • Display 4.7 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.4 Xiaomi MI UI
Mi 4
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3080 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Xiaomi MI UI


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