With more than 3.5 lakh registrations for Xiaomi Mi 4, the $45-billion Chinese smartphone maker, today announced its first ever sale of the smartphone in the Indian market. The first sale of Xiaomi Mi 4, which started at 2 pm today on the Flipkart, is however, over.
Hugo Barra, VP, Xiaomi Global, has tweeted that the Mi 4 devices were sold out in just 15 seconds:
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) February 10, 2015
The 5-inch phone will be available on flash sale every Tuesday, starting February 10, through the company’s exclusive channel partner Flipkart. The registration window, which opened from January 28 closed on February 9 midnight. The new registration opens at 6 pm on Feb 10.
Apart from Mi 4, Xiaomi is also selling Redmi Note 4G tomorrow on the e-commerce site at 5PM. The registration window for the phablet device will close on February 9 midnight.
Though Xiaomi has again managed to deliver a jaw-dropping spec sheet with its Mi 4 smartphone, it has failed to impress with the price tag like before. Many feel the phone, which is almost a year old, is over-priced in India, given the limited 12GB internal storage available to the user and the lack of 4G support. It would have been a better deal if Xiaomi offered the 64GB 4G variant of the Mi 4 smartphone at Rs 19,999. That would have been a real Xiaomi product at a Xiaomi price.
Specs-wise, Xiaomi Mi 4 is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and is equipped with 3GB of RAM and runs on a heavy duty 3080 mAh battery. It features a 13MP rear camera (4K video recording) and 8M front camera.
The company had sold around 60,000 sets of Redmi Note 4G on the last sale on February 3. The device, priced at Rs 9,999, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, Quad-core 1.6GHz processor and 3100mAh Lithium-ion Polymer battery. It has 2GB RAM + 8GB Flash Memory, 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera.