Xiaomi Mi 5's First Flash Sale Sees 4 Million Units Sold: Reports

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
Xiaomi Mi 5's First Flash Sale Sees 4 Million Units Sold: Reports

Xiaomi's Mi 5 is already a hit among users, it appears. The first flash sale of the flagship smartphone in China on Wednesday saw nearly 17 million users showing interest in the device, and reportedly 4 million units were sold. The response was so overwhelming that Xiaomi has reportedly asked Foxconn to ramp up the production of the smartphone.

Xiaomi launched the Mi 5 flagship smartphone at MWC last month. The successor to 2014's Mi 4 handset, the Mi 5 offers substantial upgrade such as 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 820 SoC. The first impressions of the Mi 5 find the smartphone in a very good position, too; and users demands are also evidently on its all-time high. Registrations for the first flash sale closed at over 16.8 million.

(Also see: Xiaomi Mi 5 in Pictures)

A report (via Gizmochina) out of China claims Xiaomi had made 4 million handsets ahead of the flash sale, and made them all available on Wednesday. Another report claims that even Xiaomi wasn't anticipating such a voluminous demand from users. The Chinese company has turned to contract manufacturer Foxconn to increase the production.

Those who were unable to snag the Xiaomi Mi 5 in the first sale in China can try their luck again on March 8 when the company holds the second flash sale for the smartphone - which is rumoured to be an open sale. For those living in India, the good news is that Xiaomi has announced that it will launch the Mi 5 smartphone in the country next month.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good design
  • Decent camera quality
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent value-for-money
  • Bad
  • No expandable storage
  • Higher storage variants not available at launch
  • Some unusual UI customisations
  • Flash sale model makes it hard to buy
Display 5.15-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Front Camera 4-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 6.0
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Xiaomi's Mi Mover App to Help Transfer Data From an Old Device
Android N Mock-Ups Give Fresh Glimpse at New Interface

Related Stories

 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2020. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com