Xiaomi Mi3 second sale sold out in 5 sec; 20,000 units sold since launch; 15,000 units of Mi3 to be available for August 5 sale

Saturday, August 2, 2014

/ by Aman Banka
Xiaomi officially entered India on July 15th with the launch of its last year flagship smartphone the Xiaomi Mi3, along with the Redmi 1S and Redmi Note. The Mi3 went on sale in India on July 22nd and in less than 40 minutes the first lot of Mi3 was out of stock. The next time Mi3 went on sale in India was on July 29th and in just 5 secs of being on sale, the Mi3 was out of stock again.

Xiaomi Mi3

According to Xiaomi, total of 20,000 units of Mi3 have been sold in India since launch via Flipkart. Flipkart has revealed that more than 2,50,000 users registered to buy the Mi3 on the second sale day. Some users are reporting that Flipkart automatically added the Mi3 to the shopping cart, who had the Mi3 product page open at sharp 2PM in order to solve the buying issues.

The next sale will be happening on August 5th at 2PM. Those who have registered check the Flipkart Mi3 page again for the confirmation, if not then register yourself again, as it is mandatory. Flipkart has revealed that upto 15,000 units of Mi3 will be available for sale on August 5 and that over 1,00,000 users have registered for the sale. 

Xiaomi Mi3 Flipkart

In another news, Xiaomi and Flipkart has revealed the pricing of Mi3 accessories in the country. The accessories which include Mi3 Flip Cover and Mi3 Screen Protector along with Mi PowerBank (5,200mAh & 10,400mAh) and Mi In-the-ear Headset are out of stock at the moment, no word on when they would be available.

Looking at the pricing, Xiaomi has priced the Mi3 Flip Cover and Mi3 Screen Protector in the country at Rs. 559 & Rs. 179 respectively. With Mi In-the-ear Headset is priced at Rs. 999 and Mi PowerBank 5,200mAh at just Rs. 799 and 10,400mAh at unbelievably Rs. 999. 

According to Xiaomi, the 10,400mAh Mi PowerBank is capable of charging the Mi3 2.5 times and an Apple iPhone 5s 4.5 times. The PowerBank can be fully charged in 5.5 hours and measures 90.5 x 77 x 21.6mm and weights 250 grams. On the other hand, the 5,200mAh Mi PowerBank can charge the Mi3 once and iPhone 5s twice. It is kind of obvious that anyone will go for the 10,400mAh Mi PowerBank rather than the 5,200mAh one, as the former costs only Rs. 200 more than the latter.
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