Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was launched in India with much fanfare earlier this month, and its first flash sale went live on March 9. If has been reported that the devices were sold out in a few minutes but the company is yet to reveal the sales figures, making it unclear whether it was a hit or a failure.
Manu Kumar, head of Xiaomi India, had earlier said that the Redmi Note 3 received 8.5 lakh registrations for the first flash sale in just five days, but there is no word on the number of units sold. It is very unlike Xiaomi, which had no hesitation in revealing sales figures of its devices in the past.
However, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 should find buyers in India. There are many budget smartphones like LeEco Le 1s, Lenovo K3 Note, Moto G (3rd Gen), Meizu M2 Note and Coolpad Note 3 currently available in the market, but Xiaomi's latest offering will give them a run for their money for the simple reason that it has impressive specifications and is available at a reasonable price.
The second flash sale for the Redmi Note 3 is scheduled for March 16 and its registration has started on Amazon India and Xiaomi's official website. It is available in gold, silver and dark grey colours and comes with a price tag of Rs. 9,999 (around $137) for the 16GB model and Rs 11,999 (around $168) for the 32GB variant.
The device comes in two variants -- 16GB internal storage with a 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage with a 3GB RAM – in India. It sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density) and features fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, an MIUI 7.0 based Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0, and a non-removable Li-Po 4,000mAh battery.