It appears that Xiaomi of China has deciced to be transparent with its business in India. After being criticised for not revealing the actual number of Mi3 sold by them so far in India, the company disclosed few days ago that it had sold 20,000 devices. Xiaomi has now gone a step further and mentioned in its facebook post that 15,000 units of Mi3 will be available for next online sale on 5th August. The company has also mentioned in the facebook post that more than 100.000 prospective customers have already registered for the flash sale on 5th August in India.
From the above numbers released by Xiaomi, it appears that there is huge demand for Xiaomi Mi3, which comes at an atractive price of Rs. 13,999. It is also clear that Xiaomi and Flipkart are importing the device in small quantity. If the demand for their smartphone is so huge then why they are not bringing the Mi3 in big volumes. Do they want to create more buzz in the market or their is some problem with the manufacturing or there is any other story?
Commenting on the sales of 20,000 devices in India very quickly, Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global had said, “We are completely overwhelmed by the demand for Mi 3 by our fans here in India and are working diligently with our manufacturing partners as well as our local partners and the user community here in India to bring more devices and deliver the best possible product experience with Mi 3 and other models to come.”
We do hope that Xiaomi will not test the patience of its prospective customers and shall try its best to fulfill the demand as early as possible otherwise the customers will start looking at other options, which are in plenty.
Specifications of Xiaomi Mi3 :
- 5-inch 1080p IPS display(1920×1080 Full HD)
- 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with
- 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage
- 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, with capacity of shooting 1080p videos
- Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS optimized with Xiaomi’s MIUI version 5
- 3,050mAh battery
- Dimensions : 144mmx73.6mmx8.1mm , weight : 145 grams