Xiaomi 5G Smartphones: Safaricom officially launched 5G services in selected parts of Kenya last week. Customers in 5G ready areas of the country can access 5G Wi-Fi by purchasing a 5G router and what this also means is that this could be the right time for you to buy a 5G smartphone.
However, 5G smartphones are quite expensive and Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa has quoted him before. High price as the main factor that had slowed the deployment of 5G sites and networks.
However, Xiaomi has been flooding the market with some affordable 5G devices, both mid-range and high-end. Several of them have been released this year, so you can go to the Mi Store in Nairobi and buy one. Alternatively, Jumia Black Friday is here so you can take advantage of some Xiaomi deals on Xiaomi Store in and grab one.
Below is a list of the Xiaomi 5G smartphones that you can buy, both mid-range and high-end.
red note 10 5G
Redmi Note 10 5G comes with a 6.50-inch touch screen. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor and comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The Redmi Note 10 5G runs Android 11 and is powered by a 5,000mAh battery and supports proprietary fast charging.
For cameras, the Redmi Note 10 5G on the rear packs a triple camera setup with a 48-megapixel main camera; a 2 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel camera. There’s a single front-facing camera setup for selfies, with an 8-megapixel sensor. The phone is available for KES 26,199 for the 4GB + 128GB variant and KES 28,699 for the 6 + 128GB variant.
Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G smartphone runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 on top and features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ dot display with up to 120Hz refresh rate and 120Hz touch sampling rate. up to 360 Hz. The phone sports an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC, combined with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage.
Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports 120W HyperCharge fast charging. For cameras, there is a triple rear camera setup that comes with a 108-megapixel primary sensor along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter. and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. The selfie camera is 16 megapixels.
The phone is available for KES 49, 899/
Xiaomi 11T Pro
The Xiaomi 11T Pro falls into the high-end segment of Xiaomi 5G devices. phone features a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a Full HD + resolution (1080 × 2400 pixels) and a dynamic refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi 11T Pro it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with an Adreno 660 GPU. It runs on Android 11 with the MIUI 12.5 skin on top, some 8G of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage.
For optics, Xiaomi 11T Pro it is equipped with a 108-megapixel triple rear camera setup. There’s also a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. This 5G phone houses a 5000mAh dual cell that supports 120W HyperCharge wired fast charging.
You can buy the phone in Kenya by KES 64, 999.
Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro
These two devices fall under the The Xiaomi 12 series that debuted on the world stage in March this year. These flagship phones feature triple rear camera setups and get 5G connectivity. All are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, with the
The two devices get up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
Xiaomi 12 Pro packs a 4,600mAh battery with 120W fast charging support, while Xiaomi 12 packs a 4,500mAh battery with 67W fast charge support.
For cameras, the Xiaomi 12 comes with a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro sensor. Xiaomi 12 Pro also has a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 50-megapixel portrait sensor, and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. Both have a 32-megapixel selfie camera.
Xiaomi 12 with 12+256GB is available for KES 89,599 while you can buy the Xiaomi 12 Pro 12+256 for KES 104,999.
Which of these Xiaomi 5G smartphones would you buy?