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Fifth batch of Xiaomi Mi3 gone in 2.3 seconds on Flipkart!

New Delhi: Xiaomi Mi3 has done it again as the Chinese handset maker was able to sell 20,000 Mi 3 smartphones, within a few seconds, on Tuesday.Over 100,000 people had registered for the sale even
India TV News Desk August 19, 2014 16:45 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Xiaomi Mi3 has done it again as the Chinese handset maker was able to sell 20,000 Mi 3 smartphones, within a few seconds, on Tuesday.

Over 100,000 people had registered for the sale even as a tenth of the demand is generally put for sale online.

The company has sold 55,000 units in the earlier four flash sales and every time it has received overwhelming response from the consumers. Including this week's sale, Xiaomi has sold 75,000 smartphones.

The first batch went out of stock within 40 minutes, the second batch was sold in five seconds. Its third batch sold out at a record less than two seconds and the fourth batch went off the rack in mere 2.4 seconds.

The next sale will begin August 26, for which registrations will begin at 6 pm today.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 went on sale on July 22, and the company had claimed to receive around 100,000 registrations by July 21 itself. Only registered users could buy the device the next day. As soon as the Mi 3 went live on the site, Flipkart couldn't handle the traffic and the site crashed temporarily.

Within 40 minutes, Flipkart claimed the Mi 3 was out of stock, but the site promptly said it would bring in the next batch on July 29 while the registration would begin on July 28. And to top it all, the second batch apparently sold in five seconds. The third batch took a record two seconds and the fourth batch was sold out in 2.4 seconds.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 offers a 5-inch full-HD LCD display (1080x1920 pixels) offering a pixel density of 441ppi. It is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8274AB) processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The device runs a highly tweaked version of Android 4.4 KitKat, called MIUI version 5.

The Mi 3 is listed with 16GB of inbuilt storage with no expandable storage support. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera featuring a f/2.2 aperture and dual-LED flash while the front houses a 2-megapixel camera. It is backed by a 3050mAh battery. The Mi 3 measures 144x73.6x8.1mm and weighs 145 grams. It will be available in Metallic Grey colour.

In the past year, Xiaomi's sales in China have jumped from 4.4 million to 15 million units, according to a report published Monday by the technology research firm Canalys. This is far higher than the Korean tech giant Samsung, which had held the second spot in the Chinese smartphone market, with 13.2 million devices, down from 15.5 million a year ago.