20,000 Xiaomi Mi 3
smartphones in Flipkart's sixth flash sale that started at 2pm on Tuesday were sold out in under three seconds
again, 2.4 to be precise, said Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi, in a post on Twitter.
Last week, in its fifth flash sale, Xiaomi
claimed that it sold 20,000 Mi 3 units in 2.3 seconds
. Like the previous occasions, the company has been receiving waves of social media rage following each flash sale the company holds.
The company, also referred to as 'China's Apple', ahead of the sixth Mi 3 flash sale had on Monday confirmed that 20,000 units, the same as the fifth and fourth flash sale, would be up for sale.
It's worth mentioning that Flipkart's Xiaomi Mi 3 flash sale procedure requires people to just add it to their cart for it to be classified as sold, and people are given additional time to complete their purchase.
(Also see: Xiaomi Mi 3 Review
Xiaomi has been facing a lot of criticism from Indian consumers due to the limited number of Mi 3 units in each flash sale, and the speed of the stock being purchased.
The company had claimed that the first batch of Mi 3 smartphones
in India was sold out within 40 minutes of its availability. The second batch
of Mi 3 handsets was sold out within 5 seconds.
The third flash sale saw the Mi 3 being sold out in just two seconds
. In its fourth flash sale, the company claimed that it sold 20,000 Mi 3 units
in 2.4 seconds.