The well known Chinese phone maker, Xiaomi has finally launched it product in Nigeria yesterday at an event held in Lagos where it announced three of its newest products – the Redmi Note 7, the Redmi 7 (and the Redmi Go). These three smartphone has already been launched and available in India and several non African regions, now, however, they are finally available in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Redmi 7 launches with a 6.26 inches Infinity U display, 97.8 cm2 (~81.5% screen-to-body ratio) with screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~269 ppi density). The device uses Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 632, assisted by Adreno 506 GPU.
The device comes with a dual rear camera setup, 12MP main camera assisted by a 2MP depth sensor, on the front view, the is an 8MP selfie shooter with AI capabilities. The camera comes with features like Palm Shutter which allows you to take a picture just by waving your hand in front of the screen, potrait, bokah and several other interesting camera features
Redmi 7 runs the latest MIUI 10 UI based on Android Pie, it has IR blaster and is available in three storage option, a 2GB RAM + 16GB, 3GB RAM + 32GB, and a 3GB RAM + 64GB option. The storage can be expanded up to 512GB via a dedicated SD card slot.
Redmi 7 comes with dual sim enabaled with 4G VoLTE support on both SIM. The device provides a dual sim slot along with an SD card slot, so, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing a sim slot for an SD card.
Redmi 7 houses a 4000mAh battery with fast charging features. It comes in Lunar Red, Eclipse Black, Comet Blue colors and it only weighs 180g.
The Redmi 7 devices are price at NGN 42,000 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB option, NGN 47,500 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB, and NGN 53,500 3GB RAM + 64GB option.
Redmi Note 7
The Redmi Note 7 features a slightly larger display with a .04 difference from the Redmi 7. It has the same body ratio and resolution as the Redmi 7. Redmi Note 7 also incorporates the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and is the first smartphone to launch with a 48MP camera in Nigeria.
The Redmi Note 7 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 with Adreno 512 GPU to handle all graphics processing. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 will also be available in three memory options, a 3GB RAM + 32GB priced at NGN 58,000, 4GB RAM + 64GB priced at NGN 66,900, and a 4GB RAM + 128GB priced at NGN 75,500.
The 48MP main camera is paired with a 5MP depth sensor and there is a 13MP camera shooter for selfies and you get a 4,000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4.
The Redmi Note 7 however, will be sold by popular online stores which includes, Jumia Nigeria, starting April 29. It will also be available at Slot and Pointek stores in Nebula Red, Space Black, and Neptune Blue colors.
The Redmi Go device has already gone on sales before the launch event in Lagos. The device wasn’t really part of the launch event, it wasn’t even mentioned. The Redmi Go is can be purchased an Jumia and is the cheapest Android Go smartphone at the moment.
Redmi Go is available for N22,000 naira on the online store.
Lastly, details about after sales service centers will be communicated next week, according to a Xiaomi executive. He also said other Xiaomi products in the Mi Ecosystem will be coming to Nigeria in the coming months.