It is no secret that the Xiaomi Redmi Note series is very popular in the Indian smartphone market. The latest phone in the line-up went on sale yesterday and the company already seems to have run out of stock.
Manu Kumar Jain, VP at Xiaomi India, took to Twitter to announce that the company had produced 200,000 units of the Redmi Note 7 and these have all sold out.
#RedmiNote7: we had produced 200K+ units till this week, all of which went out of stock in just a few mins yesterday! ?
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 7, 2019
For a device that is known to be a hot selling commodity, that number definitely seems to be on the smaller side. Xiaomi has had ongoing issues with maintaining proper inventory for their most popular smartphones and the flash sale model adopted by the company is one of the top user complaints. The much more exciting Redmi Note 7 Pro will also be using the flash sale model when it goes on sale later this month.
Of course, Xiaomi isn’t the only company tooting its own horn as far as sales are concerned. Realme made a similar announcement last year when the company sold out 370,000 units over the course of two days, with 200,000 units claimed in one day. Realme (backed by Oppo) announced their latest phone, the Realme 3, earlier this week and is targeting the Redmi Note 7 head-on. It will be interesting to see how well the Realme 3 does when it goes on sale on March 12.
Meanwhile, all eyes are on the Redmi Note 7 Pro which goes on sale on March 13. The phone has a Snapdragon 675 chipset, a 48MP camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor and a very appealing price point of 13,999 rupees (~$200). And it’s shaping up to be the most well-equipped smartphone in the sub-20,000 rupee (~$280) segment.
What do you think of Xiaomi’s new Redmi Note 7 series? Will you be buying one? Let us know in the comments section.