The Xiaomi Mi 3 is an ace at pulling off vanishing acts on Flipkart and its latest sale saw this happen within 2.4 short seconds, breaking its previous record considering the increased stock. This week, it took the much loved handset just 2.4 seconds to trade off 20000 units to those who had registered for buying it.
Xiaomi’s model of holding flash sales has brought it extreme success in China and other nations, so it’s no surprise that it’s carrying it forward in India as well. Thanks to its value-for-money proposition and its exclusivity to Flipkart, the mobile phone has generated quite a buzz in the industry, with homegrown manufacturers now feeling the need to out their own products with an aim of competing against it.
The first time the Mi 3 handset went on sale, it was sold out in around 40 minutes, while its second batch was snapped up in a mere 5 seconds. That’s nothing compared to last week’s sale which lasted for just 2 seconds. And with this week’s batch having been snapped up in 2.4 seconds, it’s fast becoming a guessing game of sorts.
Here’s a glance at the key specs of the Xiaomi Mi 3:
– Display: 5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: MIUI V5 (Android 4.4 KitKat)
– GPU: Adreno 330
– RAM: 2GB
– Chipset: 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800
– Storage: 16GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 3050mAh
As its components suggest, the Xiaomi Mi 3 is up against some pretty high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Nexus 5. But what sets it apart is its price of Rs 13999 which is nearly half of their respective asking rates.