Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 smartphone which was launched in India at Rs. 9,999 in the month of March this year has become the highest-shipped smartphone ever in the history of India’s online market in any given quarter, as per the latest report from analyst firm IDC. Xiaomi has also announced today that it has sold 1.75 million units of Redmi Note 3 in just five months, which is a great achievement considering the fact that many Chinese brands like Lenovo, Meizu, Vivo etc are also getting very aggressive in sub Rs. 10,000 segment.
According to IDC’s India Monthly Smartphone Tracker – June 2016 Release, “Redmi Note 3 is the single highest-shipped smartphone ever in the history of India’s online market in any given quarter.” IDC noted that Xiaomi has clocked record-breaking shipments of 880,000 units of Redmi Note 3 in the online channel in Q2 2016, almost twice the volume of the second highest-shipped smartphone in the online channel in India. This means that during the quarter, one out of every nine phones sold online was Redmi Note 3.
The highlight of Redmi Note 3 is that this is the first-ever smartphone in India equipped with the powerful Snapdragon 650 processor. It has a beautifully construction with a metal body and is fuelled by a massive 4050mAh battery that can last a full day on a single charge. It is also Xiaomi’s first-ever smartphone with a fingerprint sensor.
The Redmi Note 3 sports a 5.5 inch full HD 1080×1920 pixels IPS Sunlight display with 178 degree viewing angle. It is equipped with a 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF). It also houses a 5MP selfie camera.
Besides the overwhelming response to Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi’s recently launched Redmi 3S Prime is also getting huge response in India and the company announced that it sold over 90,000 units of this phone during its first sale in just eight minutes, which became the most successful open sale on Flipkart.