The first set of 100,000 Mi-3 handsets were put up for sale on Xiaomi's website at 12:00PM today. Just a bit after 12:01PM, all 100,000 handsets were gone. That's right, it took just 86 seconds for the first batch to sell out. That is actually 4 seconds faster than how long it took Xiaomi to sell the first 100,000 units of its low-end Hongmi when it went on sale back in August. Although, there is concern that scalpers may have bought many of the devices and not end-users themselves.
The Mi-3 is Xiaomi's high-end smartphone and it comes packed with either a Tegra 4 or Snapdragon 800 chipset (the Sina Weibo post makes it look like today's sales were the Tegra 4 model), a 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, and Android 4.2.1. It comes in two storage sizes, the 16GB model sells for CNY1999 ($327), while the 64GB version costs just CNY2499 ($410).