Vatsal Implex Pvt. Ltd, the mobility subsidiary of Sharda Group — one of the largest private companies in Nepal, has been officially appointed as the national distributors of Xiaomi smartphones in Nepal.
Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, however, has not released any information regarding Xiaomi being official here in Nepal, which takes us to a flashback from last year when Mobiland Electronics Pvt. Ltd. claimed to be the authorized distributors of the Xiaomi smartphones in Nepal, later the company were accused of selling fake Xiaomi phones. We seriously hope that’s not the case when Vatsal Implex launches Xiaomi products here in Nepal.
There is no information on what device will be launched as such, but the advertisement on the daily newspaper Himalayan times shows a picture of Xiaomi Mi4, which is already an outdated grumpy phone.
Which Xiaomi Phones would be perfect for Nepali audience?
We would love to see 3 Xiaomi phones specifically launching in Nepal. The first one would be a budget-oriented phone, the Redmi 3, that’s priced at $110. It sports a 5-inch HD display, an octacore Snapdragon 616 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage which you can expand with microSD card slot upto 128GB, 13MP back camera, 5MP front camera, and a mammoth 4100mAh battery.
The second phone on our wishlist would be Redmi Note 3. Priced around $200, the phone offers a metal body, 5.5-inch Full-HD display, Octacore Helio X10 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage, 16/5MP camera setup, fingerprint sensor, and 4000mAh battery.
And finally, the Mi5 which was recently announced at MWC. It offers killer specs for an asking price of $306. It sports a 5.51-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It comes powered by the latest high-end Snapdragon 820 Processor with 3GB of RAM. On the camera front, you get a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and a 4MP front-facing camera. There is a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood.
Vatsal Implex is currently looking for Regional distributors and dealers to expand the sales of Xiaomi phones in every nook and corner of Nepal. With Xiaomi, Nepal will have one more Chinese smartphone brand after players such as Huawei, and Gionee.