Xiaomi Mi3 comeback slated around Diwali, to sell 100,000 units per week this month

The Xiaomi Mi3 that kick started the frustrating flash sales trend is not up for grabs in India for now, but the handset will be coming back with a bang. While the comeback of the smartphone is highly anticipated among the potential buyers, the handset is pegged to go on sale during the upcoming festive season of Diwali. Manu Jain, Head at Xiaomi India confirmed this information at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) held in Bangalore.

Xiaomi Mi3

However, he did not disclose any particular detail regarding the specific date of availability of the Xiaomi Mi3. Also, there is no word on how many units of Mi3 would be up for grabs.

In an attempt to benefit from the Diwali shopping season, the Chinese vendor appears to be in plans to pile up almost 100,000 smartphones for sale every week. This information was revealed by Xiaomi’s International Head of Operations, Hugo Barra. It is likely that the vendor will be retailing 60,000 units of Redmi 1S and 40,000 units of Mi3 or 80,000 units of the Redmi 1S and 20,000 units of the Mi3 for sale every week.

So far, Xiaomi has managed to sell around 2.4 lakh units of the Redmi 1S and 95,000 units of the Mi3 since their official launch in July via the online retailer Flipkart.

To refresh the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 3, the device comes with a 5.0-inch Full HD IPS display, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM and MIUI V5 based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The smartphone is 8.1mm thick and weights 145 grams.

Other specifications include an 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front facing camera, 16GB fixed internal storage and 3,050 mAh battery. Connectivity series include 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi-Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and A-GPS. Xiaomi phones in China does not comes with support for Google apps, but Xiaomi has included them in the Indian models.