tech2 News StaffAug 14, 2014 12:30:34 IST
In the past couple of weeks, Xiaomi has been setting some records with its Mi3 flash sale in India. Xiaomi's fourth batch of smartphones that went up on sale today at 2PM is said to have sold out within a mere 2.4 seconds. Needless to say, as soon soon someone hits the buy button, Flipkart considers the device sold. And those who joined the throngs said they couldn't find the phone in stock right on the stroke of 2PM. That does indicate that Flipkart managed to pull off yet another quick sell-out.
The company had put up 20,000 units on sale and they were all wiped off the shelves even before one could snap their fingers. The next sale is on August 19 and the registrations will begin at 6PM today. Users will have to register again for the next sale.
With today's flash sale, if the previous numbers are to be believed than Xiaomi is likely to have sold over 50,000 phones in India since it was launched on July 22. The first day, it reportedly went off shelves within 40 minutes, while the second batch sold in five seconds, and the third one at a record of less than two seconds. Even with the evident demand, Xiaomi has been releasing meagre units, much to the frustration of the masses.
At just Rs 13,999, the Mi 3 packs a Snapdragon 800, which is by far the cheapest high-end phone available in the market. It competes with the likes of the Nexus 5, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z at nearly half the price. Read our Xiaomi Mi 3 review, to find out if it is worth buying.
For those who were unable to get their hands on the device at the fourth try, check out our four alternatives to the Mi 3.
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