Xiaomi's official e-commerce partner Flipkart is all geared up to launch the new Mi3 flash sale on Tuesday.
Those unfortunate Mi3 fans, who could not get hold of the smartphone in the five previous sales can once again try their luck on 26 August. Flipkart has reportedly stocked 20,000 units for the upcoming sale and is likely to face same virtual stampede on Tuesday.
So far, Xiaomi has reportedly sold close to 75,000 units in the previous five flash sales (spanning over a month).
Last week, the company also began selling its official Mi3 smartphone accessories – covers and screen guards for ₹599 and ₹179 respectively. [Interested buyers, click here]
In related news, Xiaomi has sent out invites to select media houses in India for two events scheduled at Bengaluru and New Delhi on 26 and 27 August respectively. Both the events are said to witness the official launch of the much awaited Redmi 1S budget smartphone, which was announced along with Mi3 on 22 July, but never hit store shelves.
As far as Xiaomi Redmi Note release date is concerned, the company has said that the phablet is most likely to hit stores before Diwali. [Read the full report, here]
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Mi3. Redmi 1S and Redmi Note:
|Models||Xiaomi Mi3||Xiaomi Redmi 1S||Xiaomi Redmi Note|
|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)||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: close to 267|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean with custom UI|
|Processor||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed||MediaTek Octa-core processor with either 1.4GHz or 1.7GHz CPU speed|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 305||Mali-450MP4|
|Storage capacity||16GB/64GB||8GB, expandable up to 64GB||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, HDR
Front: 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
|Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDR
Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
|Battery||3,050 mAh; (non-removable)||2,000 mAh (Li-Polymer);||3,100 mAh (Li-Polymer);|
|Network||3G||2G & 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,||Dual-SIM slots, 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||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm||154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||146 g||158 g||199 g|
[Image Credit: Xiaomi India]