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90,000 units of the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime sold out in just 8 minutes in India
After being unveiled alongside the Redmi 3S at a launch event in Delhi last week, only the Redmi 3S Prime went on sale at Flipkart and mi.com yesterday at 12 PM local time. Once again, Xiaomi’s impressive specs and aggressive pricing for the Redmi 3S Prime seems to have worked in its favor. When you consider that you are getting a smartphone with a 5-inch HD display, 3GB RAM, a fingerprint sensor, and a massive 4,100 mAh battery for just Rs 8,999 (~$135), the Redmi 3S Prime is certainly an attractive deal, especially in a budget-friendly smartphone market.
Not surprisingly then, the purchase of 90,000 units of the Redmi 3S Prime was “the highest volume ever” for a first sale held by Xiaomi, and also the most successful open sale for Flipkart. With its entire Redmi 3S Prime stock selling out in just eight minutes, Xiaomi has once again proved that it rules the sub-Rs10,000 Indian smartphone market.
In case you weren’t able to pick up Xiaomi’s ultra-affordable smartphone yesterday, don’t be disappointed. The company has announced that the Redmi 3S Prime will once again go on sale, this time along with the Redmi 3S, on August 17 at 12 noon on Mi.com and Flipkart. The Redmi 3S is priced even more competitively at Rs 6,999 (~$105) and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and without a fingerprint scanner.
Going by the demand for Xiaomi’s ultra-affordable smartphones among Indian consumers, the company will hopefully make more units of both the devices available for sale this time.
Let us know in the comments below if you plan to buy the Redmi 3S or the Redmi 3S Prime at the next flash in coming up on August 17!