Owing to popular demand, Xiaomi has increased the number of units to go on sale today to 60,000 from the usual 40,000 last three times but all of them were sold in 5.2 seconds repeating the saga of ‘flash sale’ on Flipkart once again.
“Yes, 20,000 more! We can’t provide a huge amount of Mi phones for all of you in a short span of time but we do hope you know that we are gradually increasing the numbers,” the company posted on its Facebook page.
Known as the ‘Apple’ of China, Xiaomi has been on swirl wind selling 40000 mobile phones online in just seconds since July 22, catching the fast-growing Indian market of 18.42 million units from 10.02 million units sold in 2013.
After Samsung’s 29 percent market share, Micromax has 18 percent, Karbonn 8 percent and Lava 6 percent share in the second quarter of 2014, which will show Xiaomi next quarter among the top 10.
Xiaomi ‘s Mi3 has been stopped for some unknown reason but the company is pushing its latest cheaper version the Redmi 1S currently online with features like a 4.7-inch display, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable upto 64 GB), 8MP rear camera and 1.6MP front camera but priced Rs.5999.
Today’s flash sale was over in 5.3 seconds sharp after 2 pm with Flipkart going out of stock, compared to their last sale on September 16 that ended in 3.4 seconds. In fact, Flipkart has increased Redmi 1S fourth flash sale to 60,000 phones, from 40,000 in view of the increase in demand.
Flipkart has also reduced the duration to order Redmi 1S from next day to the same day by 6 PM, to ward off black marketeers.