Xiaomi Giving up Flash Sale on Flipkart, Opts Open Sale Online for 16/64GB Mi 4 and Mi Pad

Xiaomi has been testing the pulse of Indian mobile buyers online since July last year with its flash sale strategy but of late, changing the direction to an open sale, thanks to a surprising fan base in India, despite court delays over patent rights.

Clearly deviating from its path of flash sale online at Flipkart, Xiaomi has rolled out its first open sale since early this month and its 16GB Mi 4 had hit the sales pitch, followed by the 64TGB variant of the Mi 4 from March 28.

Unlike in the past for its Redmi phones, Xiaomi has done away with the pre-registration process and setting the time target to press the BUY button and creating an aura around the number of sales recorded. The Xiaomi 16 GB and 64 GB vriants of Mi 4 are available from 2 PM today online as and when buyers book them in an open sale. Though it wanted to push the flash sale model initially, it has rooled back its move and made it open for all.

However, for Redmi Note, it still follows the old process of pre-regitration followed by appointed day and time sale hoping a flash sale to register for the device. With more than four devices on sale simultaneously, it may not suit Xiaomi to stick to its pre-registration followed by flash sale strategy that was followed for a single product sale online.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi has also put on open sale its Mi Pad from March 24 but in few hours it had sold out the entire stock opting for postponing its next open sale. Today, March 29, Xiaomi said on its Facebook that the new shipments will be available for sale from tomorrow Monday, March 30 at 12 noon onwards.

“Even better news for your Sunday! We’re glad to announce that our next batch of Mi Pads are back in stock, and we’ll be opening up for sale on Flipkart tomorrow 30 Mar at 12 noon (while stocks last),” said Xiaomi India on its Facebook post.

Since it is not on pre-registration basis, an open sale may witness another flash sale on Monday to be over in a few hours, replicating the same old flash sale competition for its device.

Xiaomi Mi Pad has a 7.9-inch QXGA (1536 x 2048 p) IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shield. It runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat (with MIUI v6.0) powered by the 2.2GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 quad-core Cortex A15 CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory and interestingly a high capacity 6700 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi 4 Specs:

– Android 4.4.4 KitKat, MIUI 6
– 5″ 1080p FHD IPS LCD
– 2.5GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– 16GB/64GB memory storage
– 8MP front, 13MP rear camera
– 3080mAh battery

Mi 4

Experience blazing-fast performance with the 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 GB RAM. With 14% more computing speed, this Mi smartphone smoothly handles multiple complex tasks at the same time. The new and improved image processor is capable of 45% faster image processing than the previous one.


Play games hiccup-free with the efficient Adreno 330 GPU. With support for advanced graphics APIs, including OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL, Renderscript Compute and FlexRender, the Adreno 330 is capable of rendering even complex graphics as fast and efficiently as a gaming console.


Enjoy a delightful entertainment experience on the 5″ JDI high color-saturation display of the Mi 4. It produces a resolution of 1920×1080 and has a pixel density of 441 ppi. The screen is very sensitive to touch, making it easy to operate this device.

13 MP Rear Camera

With the advanced close-loop focus system of this device, it can autofocus in just 0.3 seconds making it perfect for shooting on-the-go.

Shoot 4K UHD Videos

Record real-time 4K videos at 30 frames per second, thanks to the 13 MP Sony IMX 214 CMOS sensor.

8 MP Front Camera

There cannot be anything better than an 8 MP front camera and a next-generation Beauty app that allows you to click selfies. The Beauty app offers 36 smart filters that can be applied to perfect selfies.

Infrared Remote Control

Brand Mi
Handset Color White
Business Features Document Viewer, eBook
Form Bar
Call Features Loudspeaker
Model Name Mi4 64 GB
Touch Screen Yes
SIM Type Single Sim, GSM
Model ID MZB4240IN
In the Box Handset, Charger, USB Cable, User Guide
Sound Enhancement Dual Mic Noise Reduction
Video Player Yes, Supports VidX, ASF, MP4, XviD, M4V, WMV, H.264, MKV, HD, Full HD, 4K – Ultra HD
FM Yes
Music Player Yes, Supports FLAC, AAC +, AMR – WB, MP3, eAAC+, APE, PCM, WMA – V10, AAC, AMR – NB, WMA – V9
Video Recording Yes, 3840 x 2160
Flash LED
Other Camera Features BSI Sony Exmor RS, f/1.8 Aperture, ISO, White Balance, Focus Mode, Focus Area, Automatic Supported, Scene Mode, 28 mm Wide-angle, Capture: 30 Frames per second, Zero Shutter Lag, Face Recognition, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Real-time Filters
HD Recording HD, Full HD
Rear Camera Yes, 13 MP
Front Facing Camera Yes, 8 MP
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser MIUI
Bluetooth Yes, v4, Supported Profiles (LE)
Navigation Technology A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, with Google Maps
Wifi Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Internet Features Email
Tethering USB, Wi-fi Hotspot
USB Connectivity Yes
3G Yes
Sensors Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Infrared, Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Accelerometer
Phone Book Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Call Memory Yes
SAR Value 1.360 W/Kg
Additional Features Virtual QWERTY Keyboard, WLAN Support, Wi-Fi Tethering
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
Weight 149 g
Size 68.5×139.2×8.9 mm
Resolution Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Other Display Features IPS Display (Sharp / JDI High Color Saturation Display), Multi-touch, OGS
Size 5 Inches
Standby Time 280 hrs (2G)
Type Li-Polymer, 3080 mAh
Memory 3 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM
Internal 64
User Memory 59.4 GB
Operating Freq GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; WCDMA – 2100
Graphics Adreno 330
OS Android v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor 2.5 GHz + Qualcomm MSM8274AC Snapdragon 801 Krait 400, Quad Core

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