Xiaomi executive: We've sold one million phones in India since July

Xiaomi executive: We've sold one million phones in India since July
Xiaomi's Manu Jain, head of the upstart phone manufacturer's Indian operations, sent out a tweet this morning with the claim that the company has sold one million phones in India. The tweet included pictures of the three models that have been sold in the country which are the Xiaomi Mi3, the Xiaomi Redmi Note and the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.

It was back in July when the Xiaomi Mi3 was launched in India via Flipkart. Priced at the equivalent of $233 USD, the device quickly sold out using the flash sales technique that has helped the company become successful.

However, Xiaomi's momentum in India has come to a screeching halt due to a patent infringement case in Indian court. Swedish tech giant Ericsson has charged Xiaomi with violating its patents on 3G, EDGE and other technologies. The Delhi High Court is allowing Xiaomi to sell only Snapdragon powered phones through January 8th. After that, there will be a complete ban on the sale of the manufacturer's handsets until early February. That is when the court will reach a final decision on Ericsson's claims.


source: @manukumarjain via BGR

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25 Comments

1. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Good luck for your future journey sha-o-mi. Bring the mi4 after the ban is lift in Feb.

10. Shubham412302

Posts: 569; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

its coming in jan

12. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

yes.. but not in india since the case will be happening which will end in feb end

19. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Ban is only on MediaTek devices. Mi4 is snapdragon device.

20. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Nop. Here is the excerpt from the news "The Delhi High Court on Tuesday has permitted Xiaomi to sell and import Qualcomm chipset-based handsets until January 8 as a temporary measure." So after Jan 8, you will not be able to buy any xiaomi in india no matter qualcomm or snapdragon until the case is closed

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2368; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Low quality garbage. Outside of the Asian peninsula, this wouldn't fly anywhere else without embargoes and heavy fines that would sink the operations of this company.

3. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Low quality? First you should use it for a couple of days then i would like to hear this low quality nonsense...

22. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

OK. So if you are thinking that it is low quality that ONLY indian bought it, just think about the worldwide market capture by xiaomi??!! it can deceive few people but not millions. Your comment just shows that "If any quality product is available for low price, then what is the catch??!! if any low quality product is available for quality price, then why is it??!!" OMG

4. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1244; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I agree that Xiaomi spends no money in R&D or marketing and doesn't respect patent laws.. But their product quality (esp build quality) is top notch, without a doubt..

8. Jonas_london

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Mi3 has snapdragon 801 which you can find in top brands, its got sony sensors for camera, flash from Toshiba and flawless screen from sharp(japan) no wonder its selling like hot cakes. I guess smart folk realised that brands like Samsung are ripping them apart and they realised that xiaomi is giving them same hardware and quality why should they pay extra.. . No wonder samsung is feeling the heat and their sales plummeting

13. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Same quality?? U sure?

17. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Asia market is the biggest. Few OEM's know that and xiaomi is one of them. And by no means mi3,mi4 and even redmi note is garbage. At least they don't lag like low-mid range Sammy or Sony devices,

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Any user from India would like to share your experience (both good and bad) on your mi3 and redmi? Leave a comments below so that I can compound it to xiaomi's fan club as feedback

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i have been using mi3 for 2.5 months..... all i can say is that i no longer can convince myself to spend $800-900 on any other android phone no matter how good it is.....bought in india for $230 ....(note 4 costs $900 and other android flagship from major manufactures cost around $750-800 )./// xiaomi rocks....my next phone will also be xiaomi for sure

9. Jonas_london

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

If one plus one sells phone like xiaomi they should be a direct fight between them cyanogenmod vs miui as they have almost identical hardware. Laggy touchwiz and costly would be distant third

11. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Lol prove that your the real Hugo Barra and then make statements like this...

15. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

The problem is not with the quality. I have used Mi3 and it can compete with the likes of famous brands like Samsung and Sony for half the price. But I still won't buy a Xiaomi since it has 0 service in India. The buyers are so agitated at this. The spare parts prices are exorbitant when compared to price of the phone and there is no availability either. I doubt about the battery availability too. And not to forget the terrible overheating and battery draining issues with Redmi Series. And warranty of Xiaomi phones is just a joke. I would like to have peace of mind and buy a Samsung instead unless Xiaomi improves their after sales service.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well, I have to agree and disagreed on this. For my country, XiaoMi customer service started with 2 person. One admin lady and one tech guy. If was a joke and I often make joke about them to my friend. However, recently their customer service has moved to a bigger area and are better staffed. I think as the number of their user increase they also expand their support infrastructure. XiaoMi has even rent a convention center to host games and event for their fans recently. Therefore the agree and disagree part. You got to give people a chance. I know you are an Apple fan which is good. I am a pure Apple user for many year. The first one in the office with the latest MacBook, MacBook Air and first to have iPad. But I am also a tech nerd therefore I like trying out new gadget every chance I get. XiaoMi do deliver in my book.

18. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

your feedback is much appreciated, documented at least one finally lol

24. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

crap software update! end of story!

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Now release mi4 to the rest of the world!

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

XiaoMi need to work with local authority to prevent future such incident. If that country is not viable don't even bother selling there. Their critzen can pay for expensive phone and still be very happy.

21. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Ill give phones to my employees this year, the beautiful Xiaomi will be one of it. Galaxy S5 to my accountant Xperia Z3 to my sales manager iPhone 6 to my branch manager Lumia 930 to my office staffs Of course Xiaomi best suits my ever loyal janitors. They expect a very good performing phone.

23. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

dont buy their phone unless xiaomi gives quick update for the software!! Redmi 1S is still stuck at JB 4.3.. with buggy MIUI rom..

25. JJOPQ

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

maybe they "give up" the redmi 1S .....hah ,,,, http://fr.xiaomidevice.com/xiaomi-redmi-1s-3g-mtk6592-quad-core-2go.html

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