Xiaomi, mobile maker of Mi3 and Redmi 1s phones which are usually sold in flash second on Flipkart every Tuesday has booked chartered flights from Hong Kong to bring both mobile handsets for sale just for Diwali holidays.
HONG KONG ECONOMIC JOURNAL reported earlier that the Chinese phone maker Xiaomi Inc “saw device shipments to its warehouses rising 20 percent quarter on quarter in July-September to about 18 million devices,” quoting Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun’s post on Weibo.
Reuters reported that Xiaomi’s global operational head Hugo Barra said the company is now making provision to sell more than 100,000 phones ahead of Diwali. “For the Diwali month we’re chartering planes from Hong Kong to India to bring in Mi 3 and Redmi phones because it’s too much product,” Barra told Reuters.
Xiaomi, which has stopped its Mi3 phones in August is likely to resume partial selling before Diwali but still there is no move by the company to put them up for sale on Flipkart.
Despite selling close to 100,000 units per week in less than 5 second every Tuesday, Xiaomi has discontinued the sale without giving any reason and instead began pushing its Redmi 1s sales in the slot on flipkart.
Tomorrow, Tuesday October 21 will witness aother flash sale of Redmi 1s phones of Xiaomi on Flipkart and another 100,000 handsets will be sold in few seconds, while more than 1.5 lakh pre-register for it well in advance.
Xiaomi Mi3 vs Redmi 1S:
|Specs||Xiaomi Mi3||Xiaomi Redmi 1S|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD(1920x1080p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: 441 ppi||4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 shieldPixel density: close to 312 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI|
|Processor||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 305|
|Storage||16GB/64GB||8GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Cameras||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, HDRFront: 2.0-megapixel camera (with full HD video recording ability)||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 1.3-megapixel camera|
|Battery||3,050 mAh; (non-removable)||2,000 mAh (Li-Polymer);|
|Network||2G & 3G||2G & 3G|
|Addons||Mini-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||144.0 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm|
|Weight||146 g||158 g|