New Delhi: The sixth batch of one of the most coveted smartphones this season, the Xiaomi Mi 3, went on flash sale today on Flipkart and the company managed to sell 20,000 units within 2.4 seconds.
Through six flash sales, Xiaomi has sold 95,000 smartphones in the country. Like the previous flash sales, over 100,000 people had registered for this week's the sale.
Xiaomi was able to sell the first batch of Mi3 stock within 40 minutes, and the second batch in five seconds. Its third batch sold out at a record less than two seconds and the fourth batch went off the rack in mere 2.4 seconds.
The Xiaomi Mi 3 offers a 5-inch full-HD LCD display (1080x1920 pixels) offering a pixel density of 441ppi. It is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8274AB) processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The device runs a highly tweaked version of Android 4.4 KitKat, called MIUI version 5.
The Mi 3 is listed with 16GB of inbuilt storage with no expandable storage support. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera featuring a f/2.2 aperture and dual-LED flash while the front houses a 2-megapixel camera. It is backed by a 3050mAh battery. The Mi 3 measures 144x73.6x8.1mm and weighs 145 grams. It will be available in Metallic Grey colour.
In the past year, Xiaomi's sales in China have jumped from 4.4 million to 15 million units, according to a report published Monday by the technology research firm Canalys.