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Here’s what Xiaomi’s bringing to South Africa in 2016 [Gallery]

Next year is a big one for the South African smartphone consumer. Motorola‘s return to the market seems more likely than ever, we’re receiving Apple products much earlier than in previous years, and speaking of Apple, Xiaomi‘s making its long awaited bow.

Although the company’s practically here already, we’ve been promised some great gear and gadgets coming in early 2016 alongside the likes of the Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone flagship and the cheaper and cheerful Redmi 2.

For a taste of these phones and more devices, have a look at our gallery below for what you can expect from Xiaomi.

Read more: Xiaomi Mi 4 hands-on: it’s almost here, South Africa

Xiaomi's South African product lineup 2016
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The prettiest headphones you've ever seen? Possibly.

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They sounds excellent too. A touch bass-heavy, but that's the current headphone landscape, isn't it?

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Left and Right demarcations inside the ear cups are quite innovative.

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The headband is extremely comfortable too, and features Mi branding.

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Xiaomi's also bringing some in-ear zingers to the market as well.

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They're nicely packaged and seem to feature controls as well as a microphone.

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These are the rose gold variants, in case you're wondering.

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Xiaomi's bringing a few powerbanks to the market too.

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The Redmi 2 is one of two devices to kick things off in South Africa.

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It features a Snapdragon 410 chipset, a 4.7-inch screen, an 8MP rear camera and a 2200mAh battery.

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It will retail for around R2000-R2500.

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Overall, it's a rather fetching phone, and reminds one of the Nexus 5X.

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The face features red touch controls at the bottom of the phone.

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And the screen, which is 1280x720, isn't half bad either.

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It's quite a nice phone to hold.

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The Xiaomi Mi 4 is the bigger, older, more powerful of the two.

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It features a Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera and a rather large 3080mAh battery.

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The Mi 4 has an attractive and hardy metallic rim that runs the circumference of the phone.

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It's not too thin, and there's a slight taper that makes the phone fit snugly in hand.

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The camera dominates the back of the phone, with the flash sitting just beneath.

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The back really feels like the front of an iPhone 6 (if that makes any sense).

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There's a grate speaker at the phone's bottom, with the charging and data port alongside.

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The box, as you can see, is all natural.

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I really love Xiaomi's simple, minimalist branding.

If you have any questions for us or Xiaomi, drop us a comment in the comments section below.