The Nigerian smartphone market is one of the most lucrative smartphone markets in Africa. Nigeria is one of the largest smartphone markets in Africa. With an overall population of over 200 million people, we can understand why its smartphone market is so large. According to Statista, the number of smartphone users in Nigeria will surge to 140 million by 2025. At the moment, there are over 40 million smartphone users in Nigeria. This means that there is a strong growth prospect for the Nigerian smartphone market with the number of users set to surge at least triple in the next three years. Xiaomi entered the Nigerian smartphone market in 2019 and it is doing all it can to get a grip on this market. One of its numerous offers is giving out the Redmi Note 11 for FREE.
Xiaomi has been doing quite well in Nigeria. Within only three years, it has had a sweeping effect on the market. Although Samsung and Transsion (Infinix, Techno and iTel) remain on top, Xiaomi is not far behind. Now, the company is offering the Redmi Note 11 to Nigerians for FREE. Believe it or leave it, Nigerians love anything that comes free. There is a challenge that you have to participate in to stand a chance of winning
Just so you know, the Redmi Note 11 starts at 125,000 Nigerian Naira. Thus, you will be saving a whole lot of cash if you are a lucky winner
How to join the challenge
If you are in Nigeria and you need the Redmi Note 11 for free, then follow the steps below
- Follow Xiaomi on all its social media platforms. In Nigeria, Xiaomi has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can follow these accounts via the backlinks.
- Tag and share the post (the post for a free Redmi Note 11) on any of the platforms to 5 friends. To be on the safe side, tag and share the post with five friends on each of the three social media platforms
- Shoot a short video/ skit to create your own Xiaomi Jingle – Post the video on your page. Make sure that you correctly pronounce “Xiaomi” in the video
- Make sure you take @XiaomiNigeria and use the hashtag #XiaomiJingleChallenge to stand a chance of winning
You are not only competing to win just the Redmi Note 11, you also stand a chance of winning other devices in the Xiaomi Ecosystem.
To join, follow us on all social media platforms tag & share this post to 5 friends.
– Shoot a short video/ skit to create your own Xiaomi Jingle
– Post the video on your page, tag @XiaomiNigeria & use the hashtag #XiaomiJingleChallenge
Win #RedmiNote11 or Xiaomi Ecosystem. pic.twitter.com/3hgG1xP2Ky
— Xiaomi Nigeria (@XiaomiNigeria) April 25, 2022
Tips on how to correctly pronounce “Xiaomi”
For many Nigerians, it will be an uphill task to correctly pronounce “Xiaomi”. This is true for multiple reasons ranging from the fact that Nigerians are more inclined with “Redmi” to the fact that the word “Xiaomi” is just very easy to pronounce wrongly. Because I want as many Nigerians that follow me here to be winners, I will give a little tip
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The easiest wrong way for Nigerians to pronounce “Xiaomi” is by calling it “Zia – o – me”. Please NEVER say this if you want to win anything from this challenge.
Simply put, we can consider the pronunciation of “Xiaomi” as “Show me”. However, directly calling it “show me” will still be a bit wrong but this is far better than “Zia – o – me”.
The correct pronunciation for “Xiaomi” is “Shau – mee”, however, pronouncing this may still be a challenge for some Nigerians. To easily pronounce “Shau – mee”, you can call it “Sha – o – mee”.
Please and Please, ensure that you pronounce “Sha – o – mee” as ONE WORD. Don’t count the word by saying “Sha” then “o” and then “mee”. If you do this, then kiss the Redmi Note 11 goodbye.
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What you need to know about the Redmi Note 11
This is a chance to use a smartphone that is only two months old. The Redmi Note 11 was officially released in February 2022 and this device comes with MIUI 13 on top of Android 11 out of the box. Thus, you will not have to concern yourself about the problematic MIUI 12 system. What most Nigerians care about are huge batteries and decent cameras. Then Redmi Note 11 offers these and more. A 5000 mAh battery is huge and Xiaomi adds a 33W Pro dual split fast charging that can charge up to 100% in around an hour. Thus, you only need an hour to fully charge this smartphone.
Furthermore, the Redmi Note 11 comes with a 50MP main rear camera. I know many Nigerians will find this interesting and perhaps fascinating. On the front, there is a 13MP camera for selfies which is not bad either. There is no 5G but this shouldn’t be a problem since 5G connectivity is not coming to Nigeria anytime soon. The Nigerian government did its 5G spectrum auction a few weeks ago and you can be sure that it will take several months before the telecommunication companies put those spectrums into use.
For the rest of the specs of this smartphone, see the list below
Redmi Note 11 specifications
- 6.43-inch FHD+ (1080×2400 pixels) AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 1000 nits peak brightness
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 680 6nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 610 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
- Android 11 with MIUI 13
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- 50MP rear primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 118° ultra-wide-angle camera, 2MP depth and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 13MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR blaster
- 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio certification
- Dimensions:159.87 x 73.87 x 8.09mm; Weight: 179g
- Splash resistant (IP53)
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC (select markets only)
- 5000mAh (typical) battery with 33W Pro fast charging
Xiaomi in Nigeria
Xiaomi usually has a strong grip on any market that is more interested in price rather than features. Recall that Xiaomi has been on top of the Indian smartphone market for several years consecutively. This is because it is a price-centric market. Transsion Holdings is not making things easy for Xiaomi but with the Redmi brand, the company is penetrating the Nigerian smartphone market. Xiaomi releases mostly mid-range Redmi smartphones in Nigeria and they are doing so well. Nevertheless, a few Xiaomi flagship smartphones are also available in the market.
All this stress.
The smartphone is worth N125,000, so it might just be worth the stress