Like earlier, Xiaomi Redmi Note Flipkart flash sale got over in just a few seconds.
The Chinese company boasted its feat on the official Facebook page claiming that all the 75,000 units got sold out in just 8 seconds.
Last week on 2 December, it took six seconds to clear all the 50,000 units. [Read More: Xiaomi Redmi Note Flipkart Flash Sale Round 1 Report]
However, Xiaomi fans were not amused of this record flash sale as many were frustrated about not being able get their hands on the elusive Redmi Note. Like rubbing salt on the wound, some miscreants have shown audacity to re-sell the same device for much higher prices right in the comment section of Xiaomi India's official page with contact details.
Some fraudsters have also posted ads on online classified sites like OLX, Quikr and others for exorbitant prices.
Both Flipkart and Xiaomi had faced flak from consumers during Redmi 1S flash sales few weeks back. In that order, both the companies had developed an algorithm, which automatically blocked select consumers (fraudsters) who use illegal means to buy Redmi 1S and other electronic branded devices on the website.
But going by Tuesday's report, this security measure is not enough to deter criminals indulging in racketeering of Redmi Note.
For the uninitiated, Xiaomi's flagship budget phone- Redmi 1S is currently on sale on Flipkart. Users need not get registered; he/she can just log in to Flipkart and buy the device [HERE]. Readers are advised that availability of Redmi 1S is subject to change with time and inventory capacity
[Note: Registration for 16 December flash sale will be opened to the public at 6pm IST today at Flipkart. Even those registered users who missed out on buying the Xiaomi phone on 9 December must have to re-apply again. Registration closes on 15 December 11:59pm.]
Xiaomi, in collaboration with home-grown network carrier Airtel, is slated to release 4G-based Redmi Note in select cities (around 15) across India for ₹9,999 later this month.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Redmi Note:
|Models||Xiaomi Redmi 1S||Xiaomi Redmi Note|
|Display||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 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed||3G model: MediaTek (MTK MT6592) Octa-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed4G model: 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 305||3G model: Mali-450MP44G model: Adreno 305|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 64GB||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||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, HDRFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2000 mAh (Li-Polymer);||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||2G & 3G||2G/3G & 4G (optional model)|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,||Dual-SIM slots (WCDMA:3G & GSM: 2G), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0 (OTG), GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm||154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||158 g||199 g|
|Price||₹5,999/-||3G Model: ₹8,999/-4G model: ₹9,999/-|