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After Mobile In Africa (MIA) announced that it will begin importing Xiaomi Mi 4 devices into South Africa from November 2016, we’ve been waiting for other Xiaomi wares for quite some time.
Finally, the company has announced that the Redmi Note 2 is heading our way, and will be priced at R2999.
“At R2,999 we are bringing the 5.5” form factor within reach of the majority of smartphone users in the country,” notes MIA president RJ van Spaandonk.
“Many comparable smartphones sell at double the price, and none of them retail below R4,000.”
Dimensions: 152.2mm x 76mm x 8.3mm
SIM Type: dual slot microSIM
Display: 5.5-inch, 1920×1080, 376ppi
Chipset: MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) octa-core | octa-core 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A53 | PowerVR G6200 GPU | 2GB RAM
Storage: 16GB, microSD card expansion up to 32GB
Imaging: Rear: 13MP, f/2.2 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, LED flash | Front: 5MP, f/2.0 aperture
Video: 1080p at 30fps
Battery: 3060mAh fixed
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop with MiUI 7.0 UI
Glancing through the spec sheet of the Redmi Note 2, it’s clear that MIA is pricing the device extremely competitively.
There’s a 5.5-inch screen at 1920×1080, powered by MediaTek’s Helio X10 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot too.
The Redmi Note 2 is available now on Takealot, and will be at selected Dion Wired, Game, Incredible Connection and Makro outlets from 22 February.