Two months of weekly flash sales for the Redmi Note 3 in India have led Xiaomi to its "biggest record yet." The company's global VP, Hugo Barra, announced in a Facebook post on Tuesday that more than six lakh units of Redmi Note 3 smartphones have been sold in two months of flash sales in India.
"We just reached another milestone at Mi India — in just 60 days of weekly sales, we have sold over 6 lakh units of Redmi Note 3 — our biggest record yet—all thanks to you. I cannot thank you enough for the overwhelming and continuous support. You guys are total rock stars!" Barra said in the Facebook post.
Xiaomi made its Redmi Note 3 available exclusively on Amazon India and its own Mi website through series of flash sales, but the handset is now available in an open sale on the company's official online store. The handset comes in two variants, one with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage for Rs. 9,999 and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for Rs. 11,999.
Xiaomi has established a brand for itself in the budget premium smartphone segment with its Redmi and Redmi Note series. The company's latest Redmi Note 3 has managed to break through the cluster and become buyers' favourite. The handset competes against rivals such as LeEco Le 1s, Lenovo K4 Note, Samsung Galaxy J3, Meizu M3 Note and others.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 offers competitive specifications for the price. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with 178-degree viewing angle. It has a 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP front snapper with the same aperture size, which enables good quality low-light images.
The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor and a 4,000mAh battery. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7 and supports dual 4G SIM cards.
While Xiaomi celebrates the success of the Redmi Note 3 in India, rumours about the device's successor have already started making the rounds. If the rumours are to be believed, the Redmi Note 4 will come with two variants with different processors.