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We’ve been eagerly anticipating new Xiaomi devices in South Africa, particularly the Mi 6 flagship, Mi Mix 2 and Mi A1 pure Android handset.
Now, at least two of these devices have popped up on distributor MIA Group’s website. The black Mi 6 listing (seen in main image), spotted by reader Sumen Pillay, delivers a phone with a R8999 price tag. That makes it cheaper than the Nokia 8 and Sony Xperia XZ1 devices.
The Mi 6 packs the same Snapdragon 835 processor, but also offers a 12MP dual-camera setup (a standard and telephoto layout), 6GB of RAM, a 5.15-inch full HD LCD screen, 64GB of storage, a front fingerprint scanner and a 3350mAh battery. Do be warned that the Mi 6 doesn’t have a headphone jack.
The Mi A1 has a listed price of R4999, offering rose gold or black colours and identical specs to the Mi 5X. So that means a similar 12MP dual-camera layout to the Mi 6, a Snapdragon 625 processor, a 5.5-inch full HD LCD screen, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a rear fingerprint scanner and a 3080mAh battery.
Android enthusiasts will also be pleased with the pure take on Android, having been updated to Oreo already. Nevertheless, the Xiaomi camera and several other apps are still preinstalled on the device.
We also see one more smartphone making an appearance on MIA’s website, in the form of the Redmi Note 5A.
The cut-price variant of the Redmi Note 5 packs a R3000 price tag and similar specs to the Redmi 4A. So that means a Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP main camera and 5MP selfie shooter. Other specs include a 5.5-inch 720p display and a 3080mAh battery.
The Redmi Note 5A is available in grey and gold colours.
Thanks to Sumen for the tip once again!