Xiaomi sells an undisclosed amount of Mi Note units in minutes

Xiaomi sells an undisclosed amount of Mi Note units in minutes
Xiaomi caught many by surprise when it unveiled the arguably best-spec'd Android smartphone right now, the Mi Note Pro, which comes with a Snapdragon 810 and 4GB of RAM, but we shouldn't forget about its cheaper and not-so-beastly little brother, the regular Xiaomi Mi Note

It was the subject of the company's latest flash sale in China, and just as we might expect, it did not take long before the willing adopters of this Xiaomi phablet bought out all available units of the phone.

From the looks of it, a surplus of brand new Mi Note devices have been sold, and while Xiaomi won't reveal the exact number of units that were sold, GizmoChina reports that the whole ordeal took no more than three minutes. The Mi Note Pro, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later in Q1 or even in Q2 2015, so those eager to get it will have to wait a little more.

Xiaomi was one of the pioneers of this marketing strategy and from the looks of it, like it still knows how to bring home the bacon. Surely, Xiaomi won't back down in 2015 - it started the year with a "Bang!", and we expect it to continue wooing us in the following months. After all, we are yet to see a successor to the Xiaomi Mi 4.


source: Xiaomi via GizmoChina

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Mi Note
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(34h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

oh that's why Samsung having trouble with their mobile sales, people confuse Xiaomimi NOTE for Samsung NOTE series...

5. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It's the specs versus price logic. Chinese consumers are also techie people yes?

10. AlikMalix unregistered

I was making a joke... no way should my post be taken seriously..

2. NihonDaisuki unregistered

Mi Note is that is sick! Xperia copy! iPhone as copie Xperia as wall!

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

^ Oh look, the Apple+Sony paid shill is back with his second account!

20. NihonDaisuki unregistered

I don't like iPhone. I only likes sony. Apple copie Xperia Z series and makes iPhone!

22. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

calm down bro

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Man this company loves fluff marketing. "We sold this garbage phone in limited supply stocks in overpopulated, developing(s) in x amount of hours/minutes/seconds/millisecond" - the fact that PA and other sites like it, keep making articles like this almost tries to make it seem like it's mainstream and popular, it's not.

7. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Xiaomi is planning to invest in U.S. Their market share have grown drastically after 4 years. If they ain't popular, how come they make profit? Not a Xiaomi fanatic, just saying.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Protip, they're not going to make it outside of Asia, unless they fundamentally change the design and patented technologies they blatantly rip off and run around lawlessly with. As for why they do so well, it's nothing to do with brand loyalty, it's the price they set and the fact that many people in impoverished parts of Asia don't have the luxury of getting a premium flagship at high value cost. If they don't get litigated into the grave for all the intellectual property theft by the likes of Samsung, Apple and other firms, they be paying licencing fees, localization fees, marketing fees, taxes on exporting to other countries. There's no way they can keep their products retail prices artificially that low if they ever go outside of Asia.

17. RajRicardo

Posts: 483; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

iPhone 6 costs $220 to manufacture but people pay an excess of $800-$900 for one iPhone. So does that mean Apple is paying for patented technologies using all the extra money they make? NO. It's not that asians can't afford premium flagships, its just that they are not that stupid to shell out extra bucks just for a clumsy brand name. BTW Xiaomi ships their devices to other global markets as well.

25. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes they do, and they also have other expenses, like actually designing and maintaining their own full blown OS. Unlike a company that can piggy back off a free one. Not to mention marketing in a nation that can mean sink or swim.

30. RajRicardo

Posts: 483; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Agree but still doesn't justify the 3x price. It's not like every iphone has a unique design. It should be priced around 400-500 range. And regarding maintaning a OS, you must thank the developers for making awesome iOS apps...and yet 40% of profits go to Apple.

9. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Xiaomi is popular, at least in Asian countries. Yes, it's not as popular as Samsung and Apple, but Xiaomi can still be considered as a popular smartphone manufacturer.

23. androidmachines

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Don't lie to yourself bro, Xiaomi has made it outside China & continues to do so. Come to Africa & South America & we will show you. I think the biggest scam iphone has made it to pull arrogant fanboys like you to do their fighting for them on forums, what ignorance!

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Their biggest challenge will be to go outside of markets that do not care about patents.

4. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

For every xiaomi device sold, an asian samsung sales representative die. Let us pray for their souls who fought the hard battle.

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Even the "dying" Samsung sell millions of more FLAGSHIP devices at PROFIT MARGIRINS that Xioami is no where close to achieving.

16. RajRicardo

Posts: 483; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

You mean to say Samesung? Please even giants like Apple are trying their luck in China. And not to mention Samesung's declining profits year over year. Don't ever underestimate the chinese.

26. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'm not talking about China. But it's the sole market it can actually perform well it, but it doesn't matter as they undercut their profits by sourcing material components and marketing below a standard MSRP. If they actually hard to market the phone with advertisements and distribute it in brick and marter venues, their operation costs would shoot up tremendously. Although Apple would certainly like a bigger presence in Asia, primarily due to its size, they're doing fine profit wise, Samsung is still the second most profitable mobile OEM by far still. None of these Chinese companies can do anything but stay in their own territory and plateau.

12. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Here in India up until 6 or so months ago nobody knew what xiaomi is. But now everybody here knows what xiaomi is and what they sells. And they are quite a household name here now and that too achieved with zero marketing and advertisements. So the flash sales have worked out really well for them.

13. Scarambay unregistered

If Xiaomi can unveil the mi Note phablets in India ASAP, that'd be f**king great.

14. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

This one will be my next smartphone.

15. Stranded87

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I also sold an undisclosed amount of Mi Note units in minutes.

18. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Failed to preordered, xiaomi need to improve their stock quantity management

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This company will destroy Samsung very soon. Reason, they are better in copying Apple....

21. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

well said and agree, every single detail of culture, from customer service, to presentation. there is a similarity of Apple. Even they don't innovate, they claim themselves the most innovative company, the essence exactly just like how apple claimed themselves an innovative company as well. to those people who know mandarin, who can understand Xiaomi presentation, they definitely agree your statement. Xiaomi presentation frequently used word : revolutionary, it's so hard to get things right like this product we made, it's just right, just fits you, one more things, just this and that. Sound familiar?

27. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The only remotely compelling device by that company, in a non-third world nation is that Galaxy Note knock off phone with 4 GB of RAM. Then again, it all remains to be seen how they calibrate this device. From the display technology panel quality, to the image and record quality of the camera, to the battery optimization efficiency and down to the software features. Most Chinese handsets flop on most of these key areas.

29. RajRicardo

Posts: 483; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Galaxy Note knock off? Really?? And where did Samesung get it's design? Let's not forget the first galaxy phone which apple sued so hard that even diamonds started to break after falling on it. Just because a phone has rounded edges, doesn't mean its a galaxy phone. Get your facts right. Even Shamesung sells cheap phones all over the world. At least Xiaomi got the quality right unlike cheap a** Shamesung plastic.

28. jgcaap

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

i wish they were here in Portugal

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