Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 goes on sale in Nigeria, costs 44,500 naira
Xiaomi, a Chinese multinational mobile phone outfit with strong presence in India, Malaysia, Brazil and Indonesia, has released its latest phablet-sized smartphone, the Redmi Note 2, in West African’s booming mobile phone market, Nigeria.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 comes with an adequate 5.5-inch IPS touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Under the hood, the device packs a powerful MediaTek Helio X10 processor: the 64 bit based MT6795M chipset. The processor is clubbed with 2GB of RAM and an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz in order to deliver maximum performance. There’s 16GB of storage as well as a microSD card slot for memory expansion inside the device while electricity is supplied by a user-removable 3060mAh Li-Po battery.
Measuring 152 x 76 x 8.3 mm, the plastic-covered Redmi Note successor weighs in at a solid 160 grams. The handset is available in various color accents such as White, Black, Green, Blue, Red and Yellow.
For taking shots, the Redmi Note 2 is armed with a 13-megapixel autofocus primary camera with LED flash. The smartphone takes selfies with a 5-megapixel front facer. In terms of connectivity, the mobile phone supports, LTE, Bluetooth, Wireless LAN, and comes with a dual micro SIM slot.
In the software department, the handset boots on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. Xiaomi is popular for keeping its devices updated with the latest software so we are optimist that the smartphone will be upgraded to the newly launched Android 6.0 platform.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is exclusively available online via popular Nigerian e-commerce website, Kulimart. The smartphone is priced 44,000 naira on the online store and the price roughly translates to $220 which is not overpriced or expensive by any means.