Year upon year, and month upon months, Xiaomi’s interest in the African segment of her smartphone business keeps increasing. Before now, we are used to seeing Infinix and Tecno phones selling in Nigeria ahead of official announcement, but that has never happened with any Xiaomi or Redmi device, except for the Redmi 10C, which is now selling in Nigeria ahead of it official announcement.
Note that the spotted Redmi 10C-series has not been officially announced in Nigeria yet. Probably these are stocks sent ahead of official arrival of the phone, and some inpatient dealers are listing for sale ahead of green light from the company. But whichever case this may be, it only confirms the company’s growing interest in the region’s affordable smartphone markets.
Currently, we have two storage variants of the Redmi 10C listed for sale in Nigeria. Both storage models are in stock, and ready for delivery within the country, and there are priced as follows:
Official price of Xiaomi Redmi 10C in Nigeria
- Redmi 10C with 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM = N78,000
- Redmi 10C with 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM = N87,000
As per the listing, the Redmi 10C will have three camera setup on the rear. These includes a 13-megapixel main lens, 2-megapixel depth and 2-megapixel macro, while a 5-megapixel selfie shooter will be used on the front.
The phone is said to retain 6.53-inches screen, probably borrowed from it predecessor, but the brain power now comes from MediaTek Helio G25, instead of the Helio G35 on the 9C.
In a related news, the company has also confirmed the arrival of Xiaomi’s 12-series in Nigeria on the 15th of March, which is the same date ticked for the global launch of the models.
Continuing on the Redmi 10C; the phone has a rear fingerprint scanner within it camera module, powered by a 5000mAh battery and boot Google Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 out of the box. So far, the phone has been listed in Graphite Grey color, but we should see more color options when it goes official probably on March 15.