Xiaomi pulls the Xiaomi Mi 3 from India

Xiaomi pulls the Xiaomi Mi 3 from India
Using the "Hunger Marketing" method in India, Xiaomi has sold 95,000 units of the Xiaomi Mi 3. That includes a block of 15,000 that sold out in two seconds. The sales took place on the website of India's top online retailer, Flipkart. It might seem crazy for a manufacturer to discontinue a model that sells out in seconds, but Xiaomi is switching from selling its high-end Mi 3 in India, to offering the entry-level Xiaomi Redmi 1S and the phablet sized Xiaomi Redmi Note.

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S will go on sale in India on September 2nd, priced at $99 USD (5999 Rupees). 40,000 units of the handset will be offered, along with accessories. This week in India, Xiaomi will sell accessories for the Xiaomi Mi 3 and the Xiaomi Piston 2 in-ear headphones.

So why is Xiaomi offering an entry-level model instead of a top-shelf unit? The answer lies in the production of the two models. Simply, it is easier for Xiaomi to mass produce the Redmi series. Those who wanted the Mi 3 might decide to buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note instead. It offers a 5.5 inch glass with 720 x 1280 resolution, an MT6592 MediaTek octo-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and back and front facing cameras of 13MP and 5MP, respectively. The Redmi Note should sell for $148 USD (8999 Rupees). The Xiaomi Mi 4, a highly spec'd flagship handset, could end up being offered in the country late this year, or early next year. Instead of opting for the Redmi Note, those who missed out on the Xiaomi Mi3, could decide to wait for the new flagship handset.

Earlier this year, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun verbally gave a road map for the expansion of the manufacturer's sales. After India, we should see Xiaomi devices reach Brazil and Russia. That is expected to be followed by Xiaomi touching down in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey, Mexico and the Philippines. Will "Hunger Marketing" accompany the manufacturer into these regions?

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source: TheTecholic



1. rkoforever90

Posts: 465; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

why dont they launch in first world countries like U.K or U.S

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Because it uses mediatek sh*t.

3. arunprabhakar unregistered

Redmi 1S is powered by Snapdragon processor!!!

6. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

snapdragon 400 :P we all know its ok ok ish

20. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

At $99! With the specs and build quality offered.. It's awesome package....

23. Rishin17

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Dude !! It's not ok ok ish at this price point.. moto g and the grand 2 use the same processor which are much more expensive

8. Adithya7184 unregistered

Mi3 is powered by SD 800. get ur facts right and go to proper school and get some knowledge kid!

5. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Because first world people will continue to buy their Sammy sh1t or iSh1t and won't appreciate it .

17. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

US is dominated by Apple and Samsung. They don't want to take risk unless they're sure that there will be demand.

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

why I am not in india?

21. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

What is the difference between first world countries and other world countries? Demand is higher in 'third world' countries than in your first world. So its sensible to expand in emerging markets rather than markets where people ride Apple's jock with their overpriced products.

4. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

except redmi note all the device s running on Qualcomm's chip

7. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Redmi note lte version used qualcom chip

9. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

ROFL pure fabulation, and utter nonsense.What the hell are you guys doing, reproducing any random crap out there without thinking. They simply aren't announcing a Mi3 sale on the same day as the S1 sale but that doesn't mean the Mi3 won't be selling anymore, it's just not on sept 2.They need to keep the hype going no point in having 2 sales at the same time. As for the Note,that's yet to even launch in India.

13. modyt

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

+1. You need to get the facts straight first Mr. PhoneArena.

10. uts27

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Pls correct the RAM specification of REDMI NOTE........ its 2gb not 1gb

19. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

There are 2 versions 1.6ghz clocked is of 1gb ram and 1.7ghz clocked is of 2gb ram However they will sell 2gb version in India

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Prices are so cool with the specs offered, Kudos to Xiaomi. I didn't liked Mi 3 design where Mi 4 is stunningly beautiful but I want it in Dual SIM.

12. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

It must be extremely hard to buy a Xiaomi in India. Almost 1.3 Billion and counting, assuming 10 to 30 million of them are tech savvy, that's freaking overwhelming. You need luck no doubt to get hold of one.

27. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Its all about luck. I got 2 in first two sales but I could never get 3rd in the next 4 sales . But its so much fun to participate in this kind of event. For me it has been a thrilling experience xD

14. jiezel91

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Xiaomi soon to come to the Philippines? Really? But Xiaomi is officially in the Philippines already. Please correct. Thanks...


Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Xiaomi is launching the 2 gb ram version of redmi note in india


Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Im from india..have note 3 note 2 nexus7 xperia L and still want a xiaomi mi3 or mi4..so it isnt like indians only buy cheap phones..

22. rocksy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 06, 2014

hey phonearena,Redmi Note indian version have 2GB ram not 1GB

24. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Please correct it. XiaoMi already more than 2 months selling at Malaysia with all model availability. XiaoMi enter Malaysia market before the India. http://www.mi.com/my/

25. chuongster

Posts: 33; Member since: May 13, 2012

we need more phone competitor to lower the cost of smartphones.

26. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

in my country, it's $139. But it's still cheap compared to other phones with same spec

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