Xiaomi pulls the Xiaomi Mi 3 from India
posted by Alan F. / Aug 27, 2014, 1:28 AM
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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why dont they launch in first world countries like U.K or U.S
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 1:33 AM 1
Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014
Because it uses mediatek sh*t.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 1:39 AM 1
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.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 5:36 AM 5
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.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 2:24 AM 0
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Pls correct the RAM specification of REDMI NOTE........ its 2gb not 1gb
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 2:24 AM 1
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.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 2:40 AM 1
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