Xiaomi dumped its infamous flash sale for the first time in India by making the Redmi 3s Prime available through open sale, which means registration wasn't required to buy the smartphone. However, it was more like a flash sale as it was sold out within minutes.
The Chinese technology giant had announced the Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime earlier this month and they were put up for sale on their website and Flipkart on Tuesday. The Redmi 3s is priced at Rs. 6,999, while the Redmi 3s Prime comes with a price tag of Rs. 8,999.
A total of 90,000 units of the Redmi 3s Prime were sold out in just eight minutes, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain told BGR. He went on to say that the device will be available for purchase again on Aug. 17.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime is a budget smartphone with a metal body and fingerprint sensor. It sports a 5-inch HD display with 1,280x720 pixels (294 ppi pixel density), measures 139.3x69.6x8.5 mm in dimension, weighs 144 g, powered by a 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocking at 1.4GHz, and runs Android Marshmallow based MIUI v7.0 operating system.
The device comes packed with a 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card and a 3GB RAM. It features a 13MP main camera with 5-physical lens, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), HDR, 0.1 second phase focusing speed, and 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture, full HD video recording ability, face-recognition feature, 36-intelligent self-portrait selfie styles, and a 4,100mAh battery.
Priced at Rs. 8,999, the Redmi 3s Prime will take on devices like the Lenovo K4 Note (Rs. 9,999), Meizu M3 Note (Rs. 9,999), Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016), Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and several others in the Indian smartphone market.