In India, Xiaomi drops flash sales of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

In India, Xiaomi drops flash sales of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
On Tuesday, Xiaomi held a flash sale in India for 40,000 units of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and something very unusual happened. The phone did not sell out. When that happens, it means that the particular unit probably is no longer prime material for this selling platform. Sure enough, Xiaomi says that the Redmi Note 4G can now be purchased from online retailer Flipkart without a registration.

Xiaomi says that it is now making enough units that it can sell the phablet without having to limit the number of phones being sold by using the flash sale. Apparently, each model has a certain shelf life during which it can be sold using alternative methods. But once you go to the well too often, like Xiaomi did with the Redmi Note 4G, it is time to go back to the tried and true way of unloading handsets.

Not all of Xiaomi's models are immune to flash sales, especially ones that have never been sold in the country before. The high-end Xiaomi Mi 4 just debuted in India via a flash sale. 25,000 units of the 16GB model sold in 15 seconds for the equivalent of $320 USD each. The 64GB version of the phone will be the subject of a flash sale on February 24th, priced at the equivalent of $385 USD.

Because of a patent infringement suit initiated against Xiaomi in India by Ericsson, Xiaomi phones using MediaTek chips are banned in India. The models that have been sold on Flipkart are all powered by Snapdragon processors and are allowed by the court. However, for each phone sold, Xiaomi must deposit $1.61 with the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court.

source: TheTecholic

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Redmi Note
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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7 Comments

1. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Is this because of Micromax YU?

2. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

yes , better option at lower price

6. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Yes the Micromax YU Yureka, is a death blow for the Xiaomi and the clean run that it was having in INDIA.

7. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Hmm I'm not in India, but the specs of Yu seems appealing. But personally I'd get Redmi Note because 1. It's prettier. 2. Beautiful yet functional MIUI with outstanding update support (this is the key selling point). Everyone has different preferences though.

3. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Thank God & end those stupid flash sales. When I pay, I should get the device. Not wait for some luck factor.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

RedMi Note 4G is not an attractive 4G phone to India due to supporting only single sim. Even my own market RedMi Note 4G is always available in their web store. Other items are still out of stock.

4. cireyaj15

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Consumers are just tired of waiting for those flash sales when there are other options available. Flash sales — It's not a good bait anymore.

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