'Apple' of China, Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone sold out in 39 mins on FlipKart

Written by Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 23 2014, 08:03am hrs
Flipkart'?We are pleasantly surprised and delighted with the overwhelming response we have received from our India fans.'
Xiaomi, one of the leading mobile Internet companies in China, which forayed into India market on July 15th today announced thatits entire Mi 3 stock was sold out in 38 minutes and 50 seconds on FlipKart.

Registrations to purchase the device were open till July 21st and saw over 100,000 fans registered to buy the Mi 3.

Commenting on the sales, Manu Jain, India Operations Head, Xiaomi, said, We are pleasantly surprised and delighted with the overwhelming response we have received from our India fans. We would like to apologize to our fans who couldnt purchase the Mi 3 today. We are responding immediately to the commitment shown to us by our customers by focussing on the following we are working with Flipkart to ensure the experience of purchase is improved further and technical issues are resolved."

"We know some of our fans must be disappointed. We want to make it up to them. Hence for the next sale on July 29th only,we will ensure that customers who missed out on todays sale are automatically registered to buy a Mi 3 on 29th.

We underestimated the demand we would receive and we are taking steps to ramp up the supply as soon as possible. That being saidwe are committed that over the next few months, every fan in India will get to own a Mi device, she further adds.

Known as the 'Apple' of China, Xiaomi has entered the Indian market with an exclusive sales tie-up with Flipkart for Mi 3. The Chinese handset maker has priced Mi 3 at Rs 13,999.

On the sidelines, Michael Adnani, VP-Retail and Head- Brand Alliances, Flipkart said, "It is very encouraging to see the scale of response towards Xiaomi Mi3 that is exclusively available on Flipkart. We were confident of the success of Mi3 in India."

"It has done extremely well internationally and we naturally wanted to be able to bring this world-class device to our customers in India. We are working with Xiaomi to ensure that the purchase experience lives up to our Flipkart promise of excellence", he further says.