As expected, Xiaomi Mi3's fourth flash sale witnessed overwhelming response from Indian buyers.
The company (via Facebook) confirmed that Xiaomi Mi3 stocks ran out in a mere 2.4 seconds. Though the sell out time is microseconds slower than the previous record of 2 seconds, the number of units sold this time was 5,000 more than the 5 August flash sale, making another successful day out for the Xiaomi India.
However, Xiaomi fans were a tad disappointed. Despite 20,000 units up for grabs today, Xiaomi Mi3 turned out be too elusive for many consumers. Out of 150,000 plus pre-registered users, only a fraction of people successfully purchased the phone leaving many buyers frustrated, having no option but to wait for another flash sale scheduled next week.
Here are some of the reactions of users on Xiaomi Mi3's fourth flash sale:
Just so people know, Xiaomi Mi3 is launched in India just to offload its leftover from China!— Sajan Gupta (@Maverick_3) August 12, 2014
Xiaomi's official e-commerce partner, Flipkart has opened a fresh registration window for users to make themselves eligible to purchase Xiaomi Mi 3 on 19 August. Interested buyers, click here. [Note: Even the registered users who could not buy the Xiaomi Mi3 on 12 August have to re-apply for next week's flash sale]
For the uninitiated, Xiaomi Mi3 costs just ₹13,999 and sports a 5.0-inch full HD display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon CPU, Android v4.4.2 KitKat (with custom MIUI), full HD display (440 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3 shield, Aluminum-Magnesium alloy frame and many more feature-rich specifications.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi3:
|Display||5.0-inch full HD(1920x1080p) IPS Retina display based LCD screenPixel density: 441 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat optimized with MIUI version 5|
|Processor||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core CPU|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, HDRFront: 2.0-megapixel camera (with full HD video recording ability)|
|Battery||3,050 mAh; (non-removable)|
|Add-ons||Mini-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Dimensions||144.0 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm|
[Image Credit: Xiaomi India]