Xiaomi is one of the leading OEM brand in China and it has created a lot of competition for other brands within that region. Back in may, Xiaomi’s VP, Hugo Barra said they do want to sell their phones in the US and it seemed as though some customers in US were looking forward to an opportunity in purchasing the brand’s value priced phones.
Sometime last year, Xiaomi started selling it’s devices in India and apparently, it’s been a success so far for the brand.
Xiaomi moving to the US market isn’t something that would be happening soon as the brand has announced it’s moving to Africa this month being November and just like the level of success it has attained in India, the company hopes to attain same in Africa.
Launching it’s presence in Africa, the company is starting off with the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Xiaomi Mi 4. Based on speculations so far, the xiaomi Red mi 2 will likely sell for around $160 while the Mi 4 will likely sell around $320.
A quick look at the specs, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is a 4.7inch IPS LCD display device with a resolution of 720×1280. It packs an 8 megapixels back camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. The phone comes out of the box running android 4.4.4 OS. Taking on hardware, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm snapdragon 410 chips with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage which can be expanded to 64GB using an SD-card. Talking about battery, the Redmi 2 packs a 2200mAh battery capacity.
Xiaomi Mi 4 on the other hand, is a 5.0inch device with a display resolution 1080 x 1920. The phone features a 13 megapixels back camera and 8 megapixel front camera. Talking about the hardware, the device is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 801 chip and runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-core processor. Two basic versions of the RAM and ROM are available as customers can choose between 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage or 3GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage capacity. The device packs a battery capacity of 3080 mAh and oh, it runs on android 4.4.3 operating system.