Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is offering Indian fans, one last shot to get their hands on the elusive flagship smartphone Mi3 this Monday (26 January).
The company, in its bid to make the 66th Republic Day of India extra special for its patrons, will hold one last flash sale of Xiaomi Mi3 on Flipkart. However, there is no official word on device's price and how many units will be available for sale.
Despite selling close to one lakh units in a month (22 July to 26 August), Xiaomi Mi3 sale was discontinued indefinitely in late August in order to focus on Redmi 1S flash sale, which took off on 2 September.
The last time when Xiaomi brought Mi3 back to India was during Flipkart's - "Big Billion Day" - mega shopping gala on 6 October 2014.
It had offered limited 25,000 units for sale and many thought that was the last time Mi3 will ever go on sale; well, Xiaomi has surprised all fans in India with Mi3 sale encore on 26 January 2015, couple of days ahead of its successor Mi4's official launch in India on 28 January.
[Read more: Xiaomi Mi4 Pegged for India Release Later This Month]
How to register and buy Xiaomi Mi3 on 26 January:
- Prospective buyers have been asked to 'like' the Xiaomi India's post (HERE) and share it with three or more their friends on the social media website
- Registration link will go live on 26 January at 12pm
- Once the registration window gets opened, prospective buyers are advised to submit their official Flipkart registered email id before 2pm on the same day.
[Note: Registration window timings 12pm to 2pm, 26 January]
- Then, buyers are advised to return to Flipkart website for purchase at 5pm on 26 January. Users are advised that the sale is based on first-come-first-serve policy and will be opened until the stocks last.
In a related development, as part for Republic day celebration Xiaomi is conducting Redmi Note 4G open sale on Flipkart during the Republic day weekend (24 -26 January) in India without the need for any cumbersome registration.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Mi3 and Redmi Note:
|Models||Xiaomi Mi3||Xiaomi Redmi Note|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD(1920x1080p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: 441 ppi||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: close to 267 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||
|Processor||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core CPU||3G model: MediaTek (MTK MT6592) Octa-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed4G model: 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||16GB||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Battery||3,050 mAh; (non-removable)||3100 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer);Internet usage time: up to 14 hours (3G) & 38 hours (2G)Standby time: close to 775 hoursMusic playback time: up to 60 hours|
|Network||3G||2G (GSM), 3G (WCDMA) & 4G [optional model with TDD-LTE 2300MHz (Band 40) and FDD-LTE 1800MHz (Band 3)]|
|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 (WCDMA:3G & GSM: 2G), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0 (OTG), GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||144.0 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm||154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||146 g||199 g|
|Price||₹13,999/- (during 22 July- 26 August flash sales)
[Image credit: Xiaomi India]