Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold more than three lakh units of its newly-launched Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in just three minutes during its first online sale on Thursday.
"#RedmiNote5 and #RedmiNote5Pro: we sold 3L+ units in <3 mins. This means 1L+ phones/min!," Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India Managing Director and Global Vice President, tweeted.
#RedmiNote5 & #RedmiNote5Pro: we sold 3L+ units in <3 mins. This means 1L+ phones/min! 😎After the amazing success of Redmi Note 4, we had put in a lot of effort to increase supply of Redmi Note 5. This was the biggest ever sale in India!Gear up for the next sale on 28th Feb! pic.twitter.com/qbOWYxClFZ— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) February 22, 2018
The company also announced that the next sale of the smartphones will be on February 28.
Redmi Note 5 -- a successor to the highly-acclaimed Redmi Note 4 -- has been launched for Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant. The device comes with 18:9 Full HD+ display, 4,000mAh battery and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. Redmi Note 5 Pro costs Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM version.
Housing the dual rear-camera system (12MP+5MP) and a 20MP selfie shooter, Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first Xiaomi smartphone to come with the "Face Unlock" feature. It also has the latest Snapdragon 636 processor.
Xiaomi had also launched a 55-inch Mi TV 4 for Rs 39,999. As per another of Xiaomi India MD's tweet, the Mi TV 4 sales was just as successful for the company.
"Gone in 10 seconds! #MiTV4 - the world's thinnest and most beautiful TV sold out in <10 secs!," Jain tweeted.
Gone in 10 seconds!#MiTV4 - the world's thinnest and most beautiful TV sold out in <10 secs!Thank you, Mi Fans for your amazing response. Don't worry if you missed it. Next sale is on the 27th 😊 pic.twitter.com/3Pg8GBxUTF— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) February 22, 2018