Xiaomi Mi 3 was on sale on India’s Republic Day via Flipkart

You’ve got one more shot to get your hands on the Xiaomi Mi 3 this Republic Day before its successor hits India later in the week. The company has decided to hold yet another flash sale for the exiting model on January 26 at around 5pm. But before you go to Flipkart to buy it, you’ll need to register your interest in laying your hands on a unit.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 has been enjoying good publicity on these shores thanks to the marketing gimmicks surrounding its launch, just like other phones from the company. But above everything else, there’s no way to deny that the device does pack in some very nice specs for the price it commands. For Rs 14999, you get a full HD display, a Snapdragon processor and more.

Xiaomi Mi 3

After a series of successful sales, Xiaomi stopped selling the smartphone in India, only to bring it back for Diwali along with priority passes for a few. The registration process for January 26 will require you to pledge your love for it by performing a series of tasks. You have to ‘like’ and then share this post on Facebook with three of your friends.

Also see: Xiaomi Mi 4 India launch set for Jan 28 at Rs 20000, here’s how it compares to Mi 3

A link will be provided between 12pm to 2pm on Monday so that you can register for the sale. And then at 5pm on the same day, you will actually be able to log into Flipkart and add the Mi 3 to your shopping cart. Sounds complicated and exhausting, doesn’t it? You may want to take a look at the features we’ve listed below to see if it’s worth the trouble.

Xiaomi Mi 3 specifications:

– Quad core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 chip
– 5-inch 1080p touchscreen
– Android v4.4 KitKat OS w/ MIUI V5
– 13MP and 2MP
– 3050mAh battery

Of course, it looks suspiciously like the Xiaomi Mi 3 is being put through a stock clearance sale in the name of Republic Day. But if you like the device and are willing to jump through all the hoops in order to lay hands on it, why not?