Xiaomi will kick start its second open sale of iaomi Mi Pad today, Monday at 12 Noon on Flipkart, while its 64GB and 16GB variants of Mi 4 are rocking the mobile market since March 28, without the usual flash sale.
For the first time, Xiaomi has set aside its one-year-old pre-registration based online flash sale for its products starting from Mi3 to Redmi 2S, creating an aura around its products raising enthusiasm among the buyers with social media back up than spending on traditional advertisement.
Now that 64 GB Mi 4 is up for sale on Flipkart in an open sale, other products of Xiaomi which will join the open sale trend will be the Xiaomi Mi Pad and 16GB Mi 4 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. It has already started its own e-commerce website in India mi.com/in where accessories are on sale and soon it will either replace or supplement Flipkart.
The Chinese company had no choice but to discard its old strategy as five products are on sale simultaneously and flash sale could not be spread over few days in a week, leading to chaos among its buyers. Here are the five handheld devices of Xiaomi on sale currently:
Mi Pad – 12,999
16GB Mi 4 – 19,999
64 GB Mi4 – 23,999
Redmi Note 4G -9,999
Redmi 2S – 6,999.
— Mi India (@MiIndiaOfficial) March 24, 2015
Even in open sales, Xiaomi is facing supply shortage with the sale of MiPad last week when it stocked enough handsets for about two weeks, all of them were sold out in one hour, repeating the same saga of flash sale.
With the sold out board displayed on the Flipkart retai page, Xiaomi said it would resume the sale again today with replenished supply from China yeserday. The Wi-Fi only Xiaomi MiPad will begin at 12 Noon today on Flipkart.
Now only Redmi 2S is available under flash sale mode with pre-registration requirement and already 3 lakh potential buyers have registered for the product on Tuesday and the company said 50,000 units will be opened for sale.
Compared to Mi4’s 5-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, MiPad offers 7.9 inch and 2048 x 1536 resolution IPS display.
Mi4 is powered by Snapdragon 801 CPU with 3GB of RAM onboard while MiPad is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip with 2GB RAM. Mi 4 sports Adreno 330 GPU for graphics and 16GB/64GB internal storage compared to MiPad’s NVIDIA GeForce GPU with 192 CUDA cores and come with 16GB internal memory expandable up to 64 GB with a microSD slot.
For Mi 4, Xiaomi used a 13MP rear camera with Sony camera sensor and an 8MP selfie shooter at front, compared to MiPad’s 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Mi 4 supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth, GPS with a-GPS and GLONASS and comes with a 3100mAh battery. Mi Pad offers similar connectiveity options and packs 6700mAh battery, which is necessary for a tablet.
— Mi India (@MiIndiaOfficial) March 27, 2015