Update: NOTE 9S now available.

Xiaomi Kenya has confirmed that the NOTE 9S and the Mi 10 Series (with the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro) will be launched on April 29th. This is good progress for the company who very often delay with bringing in products to the Kenyan market. Though there’s many devices they’re yet to bring to the market, this at least shows commitment. Here are the tweets:

The Mi 10 Series will the high end devices for everyone looking for flagship series from the company. For example the Mi 10 Pro packs a 90Hz display, a Snapdragon 865 chip, up to 12GB of RAM, and that crazy 108MP camera. This will be Xiaomi Kenya’s most expensive unit locally available. The company hasn’t confirmed the prices for the Mi 10 Series, so we will wait to see. However, I don’t think the company will be paying much attention to the Mi 10 series because of pricing. I think most of the marketing work will be on the Redmi NOTE 9s which is just incredible.

The Redmi NOTE 9S comes to compete with all 48MP camera devices launched recently. It competes with the Huawei Y9s, it competes with the TECNO Camon 15 Series, and with the Infinix NOTE 7 series. It beats all of them in terms of the processors used, and in the USB type-C port which we already decided is a must have.

Redmi NOTE 9S Specifications:

PRICEExpected KES. 17,000
Check on PhonePlaceKenya.com for better prices
Display6.67 inches IPS LCD 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
450 nits typ. brightness 
Splash-proof
Rear Camera48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4 (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1.0µm
ChipsetQualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
GPUAdreno 618
RAM4/6 GB RAM
Storage64/128 GB Storage UFS 2.1
(Expandable 256GB microSD card -dedicated)
Operating SystemAndroid 10.0; MIUI 11
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery
18W Fast Charge
Network2G, 3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Infrared port
FM radio, recording
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Colour optionsAurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Gray
OthersFingerprint (side-mounted)

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