Xiaomi product launch in Nigeria promised “Innovation For Everyone” and so it turned out on April 24 as the Nigeria mobile market witnessed a whole different addition to the smartphone space already occupied by the ‘Big Boys’ – TECNO Transsion and Infinix Mobility.
Xiaomi is a Chinese Consumer Electronics Company founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality technology doesn’t need to cost a fortune neither should you attain a definitive class to enjoy the good the tech space has on offer.
Having invested a lot through their nine (9) years of existence in consumer-related gadgets like smartphones, laptops, home appliances and the lot, Nigerian’s won’t forget this in a hurry as if the launch of the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi 7 devices is anything to go by promises to shake up the Nigeria market space a bit.
Much of the talk might have been on these two landmark devices, however, Lei Jun promised a whole lot of Xiaomi consumer tech would be making an inquest into the Nigeria market in no time from now.
Everything Xiaomi Launched in Nigeria
First up, the Redmi 7 and Redmi Note 7 devices!
Xiaomi Nigeria Redmi 7
Redmi 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform. This chipset features the Qualcomm Kryo 250 Octa-core CPU, which consists of four performance and four power-saving cores. This gives a significant boost in performance compared to smartphones in this price range.
Featuring a 6.26” HD+ Dot Drop display, Redmi 7 has 4-sided curved gradient design with reduced bezels. The display is also TÜV Rheinland certified — by turning on reading mode, it will provide protection against blue light and reduce the likeliness of visual fatigue.
A dedicated 12MP rear camera sensor with 1.25μm pixels that produces higher quality images than other products in the same price range. The 8MP front camera supports using hand gestures for selfies.
With an upgraded 4000mAh battery and system optimizations, Redmi 7 has a standby time of up to 400 hours. Redmi 7 produces better sound quality and offers an increase in volume to ensure clarity during media playback and in calls by using a larger speaker than its predecessor.
Redmi 7 will come in Comet Blue and Eclipse Black, and retail at ₦47,500 for 3GB+32GB and ₦53,500 for 3GB+64GB.
Where To Buy Redmi 7 Smartphone
Redmi Note 7
A class-leading breakthrough design in the series, the Redmi Note 7 sports a new premium style with the front and rear covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The gorgeous 19.5:9 Dot Drop display measures 6.3 inches diagonally and has an FHD+ resolution of 2380 x 1080.
The Redmi Note 7 screen’s high pixel density and accurate colours, offers one of the finest visual experiences in its class. You also get the usual AI features which range from; night mode photography, AI scene detection, AI beautify and AI portraits that allow users to create amazing photos with ease
Redmi Note 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC, with a 2.2GHz maximum clock speed, ensuring uncompromised peak performance when playing games and processing data and running an excellent battery life with its large 4000mAh battery, which will last over a day for almost all users.
The Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back has to be the major highlight of the event, making it less vulnerable to damage from drops which is always a likely scenario for the Nigerian man.
Redmi Note 7 will come in Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Reda with sales going live on Jumia and SLOT respectively with a starting price of ₦66,900 for 4GB + 64GB and ₦75,500 for 4GB + 128GB. The 3GB+32GB version will be available first on Jumia while the 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB versions will be on sale through offline channels from May 6.
Where To Buy Redmi Note 7 Smartphone
Juliet Anammah, CEO, Jumia Nigeria had this to say on the latest agreement:
“The launch of Redmi Note 7 is coming at a time when Nigeria is mentioned among seven countries that would contribute 700 million new mobile subscribers to hit the 6 billion mobile subscribers mark in the world by 2025. Availability of honest price point smartphones such as Xiaomi will deepen smartphone penetration in the country and help the country in meeting its 4 per cent quota of the 700 million new global mobile subscribers, as predicted by GSMA Intelligence.”