Xiaomi has sold over half a million Redmi Note 3 smartphones within two months, a record for the company that has been selling over 1 million phones every quarter since December.
Hugo Barra, head of international operations and India head said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, that the company sold more than 600,000 units of the affordable smartphone in flash sales in two months, a massive milestone for the Chinese smartphone maker in India.
"We just reached another milestone at Mi India - in just 60 days of weekly sales, we have sold over 6 lakh units of Redmi Note 3 - our biggest record yet - all thanks to you. I cannot thank you enough for the overwhelming and continuous support. You guys are total rock stars!" Barra said in his post.The statement was also shared by India head Manu Jain on Twitter.
Redmi Note 3, priced at Rs 9,999 was launched only on Amazon India and its own online store, but is now available in open sale on the company's official online store. The handset comes in two variants, one with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage for Rs 9,999 and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for Rs 11,999.
Redmi Note 3 is made locally out of the company's contracted manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh, which is done by Foxconn. Xiaomi's president Bin Lin had told ET previously that the company will be expanding its facility and adding more plants to ramp up manufacturing. This could point to larger number of units being made locally and being supplied to Indian consumers.
This in turn could improve Xiaomi's position in the market, and may even lead to an increased market share. However, that's an early call to make.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, a 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, a 5MP front camera and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor backed by a 4,000 mAh battery. It supports dual 4G SIM cards.