tech2 News StaffAug 05, 2014 08:55:17 IST
Xiaomi will be putting on sale the third batch of Mi3 smartphones on Flipkart today, and it has officially announced the number of units available on Twitter, in an attempt to make the buying experience a lot smoother than the first two rounds. Registrations for the third round of sales closed last night.
Xiaomi is 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.
Xiaomi has reportedly sold over 20,000 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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