Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Redmi 2A sales hit 13 million units combined
The company, which just announced a new line of smart air conditioners for the home, has become the top domestic smartphone manufacturer in China. For the first quarter of this year, Apple was the overall leader in Chinese smartphone shipments, beating out Xiaomi by less than a percentage point.
This past week, Xiaomi reduced the price of the Redmi 2A, its lowest price phone, by 20%. That took the price down to the equivalent of $80 USD from $100 USD. Chinese consumers responded by buying 200,000 units within hours of the announcement. By the end of the day, over 300,000 Redmi 2A smartphones had been rung up.
source: Weibo.com/leijun via XiaomiToday