tech2 News StaffAug 06, 2014 10:19:15 IST
Xiaomi's third batch of smartphones that went up on sale today at 2PM is said to have sold out within a second, if the chatter online is to be believed. Looks like, as soon someone hits the buy button, Flipkart considers the device sold. The company had put up 15,000 units on sale and they were all wiped off the shelves even before one could snap their fingers. The next sale is on August 12 and the registrations will begin at 6PM today. Users will have to register again for the next sale.
Xiaomi has been using Raksha Bandhan as a stage for pitching its next round of smartphones, with the official tweet saying “Make this Raksha Bandhan a special one for your sister”. However, Xiaomi is releasing just 15,000 units, which means there’s a good chance that many would go empty-handed.
With today's flash sale, if the previous numbers are to be believed than Xiaomi is likely to have sold over 35,000 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. Even with the evident demand, Xiaomi has been releasing meagre units, much to the frustration of the masses.
At just Rs 13,999, it 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.
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