Like previous five flash sales, Flipkart witnessed overwhelming response from enthusiastic Indian Xiaomi MI3 fans on Tuesday, 26 August.
Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi is having a dream run with Mi3 stocks running out in just 2.4 seconds. The company boasted its feat at the official Facebook page. But, unlucky fans who could not get their hands on the phone for the sixth time did not find it amusing and took to Twitter to vent their anger.
Here are a few reactions from fans on Xiaomi Mi flash sale 6:
Xiaomi is limiting its reach in the India market. The partnership benefits only Flipkart, according to me.— Partha Basumatary (@ParthaB_84) August 26, 2014
However, some fans will find solace in hearing the news that the company will soon release the feature-rich Redmi 1S in India next week for just ₹5,999.
The new feature-rich smartphone will go on sale at Flipkart on 2 September. Consumers have to follow same registration procedure just like the ongoing Mi3 flash sale in India. The e-commerce site will the open the registration window later this evening at 6 pm.[Interested buyers, click here]
For the uninitiated, Redmi 1S sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD screen with 720x1280p resolution, making it the cheapest HD phone in the Indian market.
That's not all; it also boasts of 1.6GHz Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB) and a 2000 mAh battery.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi3 and Redmi 1S:
|Models||Xiaomi Mi3||Xiaomi Redmi 1S|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD(1920x1080p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: 441 ppi||4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 shieldPixel density: close to 312 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI|
|Processor||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 305|
|Storage capacity||16GB/64GB||8GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, HDRFront: 2.0-megapixel camera (with full HD video recording ability)||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDR,Front: 1.3-megapixel camera|
|Battery||3,050 mAh; (non-removable)||2000 mAh (Li-Polymer);|
|Network||3G||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Mini-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||144.0 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm|
|Weight||146 g||158 g|
[Image credit: Xiaomi India]