In one second, 10,000 units of the Xiaomi Redmi Note were sold

In one second, 10,000 units of the Xiaomi Redmi Note were sold
You might recall the Xiaomi Redmi Note as being the 5.5 inch phablet that is powered by the MT6592 true octa-core chip from MediaTek. We are talking about a 720 x 1280 resolution screen, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. A 13MP rear snapper is included and it is all powered by a 3200mAh battery. The device scored a pretty decent 28,000 on the AnTuTu Benchmark site, not bad for a sub-$200 phone.

Back in March, taking just 34 minutes, Xiaomi sold 100,000 units of the Note in China. Now, in Taiwan, 10,000 units of the phone were sold in one second. Some buyers were upset that their browsers were just opening up the homepage when the sellout took place. The handset was sold for 4999 Taiwan Dollars ($167 USD).

This Hunger Marketing strategy employed by Xiaomi has become something of a trademark for them, and we have seen other manufacturers use it, including ZTE. But in the long run, does Xiaomi benefit from this tactic, or does it prevent the manufacturer from maximizing its revenues? Those that missed out on buying the device will either try harder to buy it the next time it comes up for sale, or forget about it completely and buy another device.

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source: GSMInsider

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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 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'll take a Moto G over this thing any day. Brand recognition...

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And no disgusting MT processor.

6. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Yeah the mediatek crap.

4. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Easily for you to say since your living where Moto G were sold by subsidized price. Here in Asia, those phones were not easily available for us. We have to buy un-subsidized phones costing us way more than you do. Moto G cost us here $233 from grey market. And from Malls? $348.. Bottom-line, not all people benefitted from those phones, even nexus series cost sucks big time here in ASIA.

5. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

You have a point. But these Chinese brand phone are not that available all over Asia in fact here in our country most Chinese phone cost the same as branded ones. So might as well buy branded phone because of their after sales service.

7. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 293; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

that's right, gadget prices here are really high :|

11. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I live in Asia too, I can snatch a Moto G for $160, just like others do... I feel sorry for you. I hope you can get a Moto G next time with proper prices, or heck that you can get this Redmi for even cheaper.

12. Looser99

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

In my country, moto g is a far better option despite being costlier then the xiaomi redmi. Why you may ask? Because it is impossible to find xiaomi in bangladesh. Also we normal people don't have the option to apply for international credit cards nor the required bandwidth speed to buy it under 1 second from any website... Even Motorola, LG, Lenovo, Huewei phones are rare here. The only manufacturer flooding the android market here is samsung with their plastic phones, then comes nokia(microsoft) and sony...

15. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Bangladesh isn't gonna have anything good happening unless Hasina and Khaleda-zia is thrown off the power chairs. But that's just politics. No company would want to invest in such a corrupted country and thus, no good phone will be available at good price.

10. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Umm, No, I only chose Moto G over this mainly because this isn't available to buy. And perhaps size.

13. youdug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

This is obviously your first day on this site if xiaomi is an unrecognized brand to you.

18. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

No. I know who Xiaomi is. It's a Chinese company that seems to provide some decent phones at cheap prices. But as with every cheap Chinese company, customer service and software updates will suck...

2. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

No silly invite system?

8. Barracuda

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

Having used one myself, it is an amazing phone, battery life is amazing, 2 days of heavy use, also no lag what so ever, the build quality is great too. Pity I can only use the phone when I travel to China as it does not support 850 band my provider use in oz. so.... no wonder they got snatched in 1 second! by the way the specs for the phone on Phonearena are wrong, the phone does not support 850 band!

9. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Umm I think this is somehow overhyped from preorders, like many other phones. There is no way this can happen :).

14. GeekOB

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

Xiaomi coming soon to India.. fingers crossed ..

16. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

@Alan F "16GB of native storage." Think you mean 8Gb bro because if it's really 16Gb believe me when I say Xiaomi would've scored double their Malaysia numbers for this model just recently launched.

17. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

for people who think that xiaomi is just some knock-off phones, then go try one yourself..i'm pretty sure you will be amazed :)

19. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Crappy customer support and no software updates...

21. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

You ever heard of miui?? Xiaomi phones run on miui and provides weekly updates for all their supported phones..

20. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

OnePlus Should learn from this...

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