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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Redmi 2
  • 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
Mi 4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3080 mAh

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14 Comments

1. kevinhope5

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.

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

ROTFL! It seems to be a typing error. Africa is, of course, not a country, but a continent!

4. runzlord

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.

5. Povea

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!

6. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

1317458

8. Heisenberg

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

9. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

It really depends. You know Huawei has a little success here. You can never tell. Nigerians might buy it. Unless people like us that knows its origin.

10. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

And PA or Alan F. Come here and correct your article, put "somewhere in the continent" or "Nigeria and other countries" if you don't know what to put!

7. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

probably, there are 50 + countries in Africa... I'm definitely gonna buy one of their phones should I see it.

14. andynaija

Posts: 1243; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol it's not American ignorance, it's Alan's ignorance.

2. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

FYI it's a continent with 54 countries.

11. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

I'd rather buy the Samsung Galaxy A7 compared to this

12. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

I'd rather buy the Samsung Galaxy A7 compared to this

13. nikshin

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.

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