India: Xiaomi Says It Sold Half a Million Phones In Three Days

It seems like Xiaomi smartphones are doing well in the countries they’re available in. The company’s branch in India, claims it sold half a million phones in three days. The impressive number of sales happened between October 1 and 3. The record setting number of Xiaomi phones were sold on the online retailers and the company’s official website.

The best selling product for Xiaomi on Amazon was the Redmi Note 3 while on Flipkart, it was the Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime. Amazon had a few other Xiaomi products that sold well, including the Mi Band 2 and Mi Power Bank.

The impressive numbers for Xiaomi come just days after it announced a new version of its popular smartphones, the Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus. Manu Jain, Xiaomi’s General Manager and head of India operations, revealed on a tweet just a few hours ago that 500,000 phones had been sold in three days. He added that two phones were sold per second and that the Redmi 3S was the number one selling phone on Flipkart.

Xiaomi, which started selling its phones in India in 2014, was part of the big sale on Flipkart, where more than 800,000 smartphones were sold. The sale began on October 2 and Xiaomi was a big part of the 800,000 smartphones sold. Manu Jain also said that they are extremely proud to be sharing this milestone with their fans, partners and employees. He added that last year, they sold more than half a million phones during the month of October and that this year, they had been able to do the same within three days.

A few days ago, Xiaomi announced the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus. The announcement was a little surprising as the Mi 5 was released just a few months ago, but the new versions offer great specs at a low price once again. Last month, it was also reported that the company had sold more than 2.3 million Redmi Note 3 since its release.

The impressive numbers could keep on coming with the release of the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus. These phones won’t probably be released in the United States like previous phones but it could catch the attention of many people where it is released because of its features. The Mi 5s has a hidden fingerprint scanner under its glass while the Mi 5s Plus comes with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and a dual camera.