Here’s some disappointing news for all the Indians who were unable to purchase the Xiaomi Mi 3 in a series of ‘Flash Sales’. Manu Jain, Head of Xiaomi Indian has confirmed that they have decided to temporarily discontinue the Xiaomi Mi 3 in India in order to shift their focus towards the more affordable Xiaomi Redmi 1S which will be available starting September 2. The last sale of the Xiaomi Mi 3 was on August 26 – and like all its previous sales, all the phones vanished within seconds. Hugo Barra has confirmed that the company has managed to sell over 95,000 units of the Mi 3 across India from all of its flash sales which created a stir in the Indian smartphone market.
“Over next few weeks, we will focus on Redmi 1S, and Mi 3 won’t be available. We will take the final call after few weeks, once we have more visibility / data points.”
Xiaomi RedMi 1S is an entry-level smartphone by Xiaomi which has been launched in India at a dirt-cheap price of INR 5,999. It features a 4.7-inch HD IPS LCD display, a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It features dual SIM card slots, an 8MP camera on the back and a 1.6MP camera on the front. Xiaomi RedMi 1S is up for pre-order exclusively on Flipkart and will be available in a variety of colors. It will go on sale next week, only pre-registered buyers will be able to buy the phone on September 2.