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Who Is Excited? Xiaomi Set to Launch Four Smartphones in Nigeria, But Exclusively on Jumia.

If you have a been a long time reader on MissTechy, then you should know about my love-hate relationship with Xiaomi. Love because what’s not to love about the brand!! And hate because you can’t ‘easily’ buy them in Nigeria. Well, that is about to change! According to an email I received from Jumia, Xiaomi has concluded plans to unveil four of its latest smartphones — the Redmi Note 5a:

The Redmi Note 5a Prime:

Redmi 5:

..And Redmi 5 Plus:

In Nigeria and exclusively on Jumia.
Prior to this latest development, you could buy any of these devices from Jumia Global, which usually takes up to 2 weeks of delivery.
However, these devices would be available on Jumia Nigeria starting from the 7th of March. You will also be able to purchase them during Jumia’s Mobile Week Sales event scheduled to hold March 15th through 25th, 2018.
As far as specs are concerned, you can check out the difference between the Redmi Note 5a and 5a Prime:

  Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
 Phone Look  xiaomi-redmi-note-5a-prime  xiaomi-redmi-note-5a
Device Type Android 4G Smartphone Android 4G Smartphone
Memory 3GB, LPDDR3 800 MHz 2GB, LPDDR3 667 MHz
Processor Octa-Core Cortex-A53 4×1.4GHz ARM Quad-core Cortex-A53 1.4GHz ARM
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435, 64-bit Processor Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425, 64-bit Processor
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU Qualcomm Adreno 308 GPU
Camera 13 Megapixels with Dual-LED and AF Rear Camera f/2.2 | 16 Megapixel Front Camera f/2.0 with LED Selfie Light 13 Megapixels with Single-LED and AF Rear Camera f/2.2 | 5 Megapixel Front Camera f/2.0
Storage ROM 32GB External Memory Supports Up to 128GB ROM 16GB External Memory Supports Up to 128GB
Display Screen size 5.5 inches IPS HD Display (1280 x 720 Pixels) 24-bit Screen size 5.5 inches IPS HD Display (1280 x 720 Pixels) 24-bit
Battery Non-Removable 3,080 mAh Lithium-ion Non-Removable 3,080 mAh Lithium-ion
SIM Dual SIM Dual Standby (Nano + Nano) Dual SIM Dual Standby (Micro + Nano)
Sensors Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Fingerprint. Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Fingerprint.
Color Gray, Silver, Rose-Gold, Gold Gray, Silver, Rose-Gold, Gold
Operating System Android v7.1.2 Nougat OS with MIUI 9 Android v7.0 Nougat OS with MIUI 9
I/O Interface 2 x Nano SIM Card Slot, microSD/TF Card Slot, Micro USB Port, Audio Out Port, Power Button, Volume Button, Microphone, Speaker. 1x Micro SIM Card Slot, 1x Nano SIM Card Slot, microSD/TF Card Slot, Micro USB Port, Audio Out Port, Power Button, Volume Button, Microphone, Speaker.
Dimensions 76.2 mm x 153.0 mm x 7.7 mm 76.2 mm x 153.0 mm x 7.6 mm
Weight 153 Grams (with Battery) 150 Grams (with Battery)
More Features Aluminum Alloy, Plastic Body Design, LTE Cat-4 150 Mbps Download, 50 Mbps Upload, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps Upload, HSDPA 21 Mbps Download, Bluetooth, Computer Sync, OTA Sync, Tethering, VoLTE Support, Infrared, Rounded Edges, 2.5D Curved Glass, Screen, GPS, Wi-Fi, Mi-Cloud Storage, Noise Cancellation. Aluminum Alloy, Plastic Body Design, LTE Cat4 150 Mbps Download, 50 Mbps Upload, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps Upload, HSDPA 21 Mbps Download, Bluetooth, Computer Sync, OTA Sync, Tethering, VoLTE Support, Infrared, Rounded Edges, 2.5D Curved Glass, Screen, GPS, Wi-Fi, Mi-Cloud Storage, Noise Cancellation.

….And the difference between the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus:

Model Xiaomi Redmi 5 Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa Core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
Display resolution 1440 x 720P, 18:9 full screen (282ppi) 2160 x 1080P, 18:9 full screen (403ppi)
Display size 5.7 inch 5.99 inch
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage 32GB 32GB
OS MIUI 9 MIUI 9
SIM card Dual SIM Dual Standby Dual SIM Dual Standby
Bluetooth version Bluetooth V4.2 Bluetooth V4.2
Front camera 5.0MP, 1080P 5.0MP, 1080P
Rear camera 12.0MP (phase detection, AF, LED flash) 12.0MP (phase detection, AF, dual-LED dual-tone flash)
Fingerprint sensor Rear-mounted Rear-mounted
Battery Non-removable 3300mAh Li-Po  battery Non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po  battery
Other sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Networks 4G, 3G, 2G 4G, 3G, 2G
Dimension 5.98 x 2.87 x 0.3 inches 6.24 x 2.97 x 0.31 inches
Weight 157g 180g
Build Front glass, aluminum body Front glass, aluminum body

 
So, are you feeling this way right now:

 
Or…?

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14 comments on “Who Is Excited? Xiaomi Set to Launch Four Smartphones in Nigeria, But Exclusively on Jumia.

  1. Fhemi says:

    I love their phones but till now they never had a good market in Nigeria

  2. Kemi Oguntayo says:

    Yaaassssssss I can’t wait for this one!! The Redmi 5 would be perfect as a second device.

  3. Abdul Abdul says:

    Will it just be the redmi note 5 selling in Nigeria? What about the likes of redmi note 4 Mi Note 3 or Mi Mix 2😍?

  4. Kay says:

    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. MoonLight says:

    Finally, Xiaomi officially in Nigeria. Now those Transsion boys gat to watch their back. Wait are we not getting the MI Mix 2

  6. Xiaomi is a wonderful phones though. I just received one from GearBest last week and since then I have dump my others smartphone and stick to it. I have already fallen for Xiaomi. Their brand represent quality. The Xioami Redmi 5a has reduced to 35,000 Naira now and the flash sale will end in 6 days time from now.

  7. Emmanuel Ayo says:

    Cool phones. Just don’t like the battery size. Not enough juice. For users like me tho.

  8. Ransy says:

    Not bad but not too excited. I’ve got my eyes on the Xiaomi Mi A1 already. That phone is bad. Can’t wait to be able to finally own it.

  9. Good for them, Aftersales support nko?

  10. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, GENERALLY, THIS IS A GOOD ONE FOR THE CONSUMER MARKET. ISSUES I FEEL SHOULD BE BOTHERING THE MIND OF POTENTIAL XIAOMI BUYERS IN NIGERIA 🇳🇬 ARE:
    HOW DO I GET PHYSICAL SUPPORT FOR MY PHONE?
    WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OUR FORCED LOVE OF INFINIX AND TECNO?
    WILL I BE GETTING OREO TOO?
    HOW WILL I GET SPARE PARTS FOR THIS PHONE I’M BUYING?
    ONCE ALL THESE QUESTIONS CAN GET THE POSITIVE ANSWERS, WHO WOULDN’T BE EXCITED TO USE A XIAOMI PHONE EVEN IF ITS JUST FOR EXPERIMENTING?…

  11. DSA says:

    Wow ooh this is a welcome idea is nice to have them in Nigeria market, they have being very impressive with their product.

  12. Adegbenro says:

    It’s always good for the consumer for there to actually be competition in the market. These are all mid-range phones with specs similar to what other OEMs presently offer in Nigeria. The Xiaomi 5 Pro, for example, might compete well with the Tecno Phantom 8 and infinix Zero 5 if the price is right.

  13. Adegbenro says:

    No 64 GB model of the Note 5 Plus coming to Nigeria.?

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