The new Xiaomi Mi Note 2 reportedly sold out in China over the course of 50 seconds

The new Xiaomi Mi Note 2 reportedly sold out in China over the course of 50 seconds
With Samsung's Note 7 in the grave, a lot of people are still on the hunt for alternatives that will give them as similar of an experience as possible that they would have had with Samsung's now-deceased flagship. There are tons of alternatives to choose from, and one of the newest ones is the Xioami Mi Note 2. The Mi Note 2 is one of the newest devices to be announced by Xioami, and during the phone's first flash sale that took place in China today, it's been reported that the phone sold out in a matter of just 50 seconds.

A new smartphone selling out in under a minute is tremendously impressive, but there are some caveats that you should be aware of for how Xiaomi handles their sales. If you've followed the Xioami brand for any length of time, then you might be familiar with the fact of how the company tends to often sell out of their smartphone inventory in a relatively speedy manner. This is because, when a new phone launches, Xioami does what they can to create an initial supply that's lower than what is anticipated. That might sound like a backwards way to do business at first, but it actually makes a lot of good sense. By doing this, Xiaomi can ensure that inventory and shipping costs remain as low as possible, and the fact that their phones quickly sell out results in an even higher demand for them. It's good marketing at its finest, and even with that being the case, the Mi Note 2's ability to sell out in 50 seconds makes it one of the fastest Xioami phones to ever do that.


For those who aren't all that familiar with the Mi Note 2, the phone features a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The glass on the display is rounded on both edges (similar to the Note 7), and it boasts an impressive 22.56MP camera on the back. Couple all of that with a thickness of just 7.6-millimeters, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage, and it shouldn't come as much surprise as to why the phone sold out as quickly as it did.

The Xioami Mi Note 2 boasts a price tag of $413 for the 4GB RAM/64GB variant and $487 for the 6GB RAM/128GB model. The second flash sale for the phone is expected to take place a week from now on November 8, and the company's Mi MIX's first flash sale will be happening this Friday on November 4. Considering the hype surrounding that bezel-less beast, we wouldn't be surprised at all if we saw a similar record for its sales as well.

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Mi Note 2
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4070 mAh

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24 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Same old repeating 'Out of stock' news from Xiaomi.... They will never ever increase their production capacity...

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Very tired of hearing that from Xiaomi!! Damn those stupid flash sales.

2. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

That only proves how great design Samsung made with Note7. Bad news is, that those ppl will not have device from the Note category. Not at all. No matter of the stolen design and name.

23. AndroidRulz

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Butthurt jealous Sammy fanboy, stop whining please!

3. RGreen

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

"Got to love it"

4. StopTalking

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Phonearena - you guys posted the wrong picture! That isn't the Mi Note 2 pictured...fix it.

22. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Yes, the beautiful, original design, Mi Note Pro. Much better looking than the Mi Note 2.

5. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Anyone knows if this company update their Android OS as often as other's manufacturers.

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Every 3 months they give you a beta update and every 6 month a stable one. So yes they do.

12. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Thank you.

9. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Don't let to be fooled that many Android OS updates are good thing. Every new Android OS update is made with the newest flagship's hardware in mind. So it's safe to say that ppl should not update Android OS more than once. They will not tell you that,- because they want you to buy new phone when your gets slower.

13. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Some what true, no one wants to pay $600+ to only be stuck on the same OS they brought in the beginning. So one to two update to a new OS is not asking for much.

24. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

not true....xiaomi updates MIUI regularly .. even Mi2s which is more than 3 years old still get weekly update...

14. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Tbh no android manufacturer updates their smart phones regularly, well except the pixels.

21. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

Not true. Xiaomi update their phones weekly. If you're referring to Android builds then yes. But many manufacturers (especially Xiaomi) already have most of the Android updates baked into their ROM's.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

In 50 secs. So they only made 5? A website couldn't process 1M orders in 50 secs. This is bull!

8. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

i did not see any 1 million in this article.. i would need to know if its included preorder or not if its was 1 million because yeah no website can handle thats. Maybe 100-200k but not 1 million.

11. StopTalking

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

You are such an idiot. Please look at my username immediately.

17. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Practice what you preach, dude.

10. tangbunna

Posts: 464; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

it is V1.0 first batch. you will get plenty of stock with V1.2. get it?

15. Billajr

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

They sold all 15 in 50 seconds.

18. AndroidRulz

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

So many jaleous Sammy fanboys here!

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Which jealous fans? It's logical to question the amount of Mi Note 2 sold during those 50 seconds, and it's likely not to be much - probably 100k units at best, and nowhere near significant sales like 1M+ units.

20. AndroidRulz

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

How do you know?

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