Xiaomi claims to sell 20000 Mi3 smartphones in merely 2.4 seconds

Too soon after sales of the Xiaomi Mi3 kicked off at 2pm on August 12, the smartphone which has been enjoying high demand in India, got sold out yet again through Flipkart. Previously, 15000 units of the device were put up for grabs and these were apparently cleared out within 2 seconds flat. Yesterday’s stock of 20000 handsets is claimed to have vanished within just 2.4 seconds.

Xiaomi is known to ship limited quantities of its new handset releases and it’s clearly the same case with the Mi3. Let’s hope the company will ramp up production of the device anyway in order to meet consumer demand for it. The disappearing act that the phone manages to pull off at every sale has brought it a lot of publicity and this has undoubtedly helped to increase the market hype.

Xiaomi Mi3

But we won’t deny that the Xioami Mi3 handset is a sleek looking piece of work and it has a bunch of decent specs to boot including Android KitKat with MIUI. Xiaomi also has one special weapon on its side – Hugo Barra who used to once head Google’s Android division. Mind you, it’s not been all smooth sailing for the brand, with furor over rumors of it sending users’ personal data to Chinese servers having cropped up recently.

As for the features of the smartphone in question, it’s got a quad core processor from Qualcomm inside and doesn’t skimp on RAM, with 2GB of the same powering the various tasks users put it through. A 5-inch full HD display sits on its front and above this, a 2MP camera. Flip it onto its face, and a 13MP camera with dual LED flash can be found on the rear. There’s 16GB of internal memory, but unfortunately no option to slip in a microSD card to up the storage space.

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Xiaomi Mi3 main specifications at a run:

– OS: Android v4.4 KitKat with MIUI V5
– Memory: 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM
– Touchscreen: 5-inch IPS LCD, 1080p full HD
– Camera: 2MP front, 13MP rear
– Processor: Quad core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800
– Connectivity: HSPA+, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth
– Battery: 3050mAh

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The next sale of the Xiaomi Mi3 on Flipkart is scheduled for August 19 at the usual time, that’s 2pm sharp. Anyone hoping to lay their paws on the phone on Tuesday are required to register themselves by visiting this link, even if they already did so for today’s launch.