Xiaomi finally put up its popular devices, the Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3, on open sale in India on Wednesday, but they sold out in a few minutes. Both devices are out of stock on the company's website at the time of the filing this report, and it is not known when they will become available for purchase again.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was first put up for grabs in India via flash sale on March 9. A total of seven flash sales were conducted on Amazon India and eight times on Mi website (including three flash sales at Mi Fan Festival). It was finally made available via open sale on April 27.
It is a feature-rich budget device available in three colours — gold, silver and dark grey. It comes in two variants — the 16GB internal storage and 2GB RAM model is priced Rs. 9,999 (around $137), while the 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM variant comes with a price tag of Rs. 11,999 (around $168).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a metal uni-body and sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop-based MIUI 7.0, 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.
Xiaomi's flagship smartphone, the Mi 5, was first made available in India via flash sale on April 6. The device was up for sale three times on the day as part of the Mi Fan Festival. Two more flash sales were held on April 12 and 20.
The Mi 5 comes in three variants, but only the 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM model is available in India. It comes with a price tag of Rs. 24,999 (around $375). It sports a 5.15-inch full-HD screen with 1,920x1,080 pixel (428 ppi pixel density), measures 144.6x69.2x7.3 mm and features a fingerprint sensor.
Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI v7.0, a 6MP Sony IMX298 main camera, a 4MP front-snapper with 2µm pixel size and a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.