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Xiaomi bests its sales record with the Redmi Note 2
Xiaomi handsets have become hugely popular in the few markets where they are available and it looks like demand won’t be slowing down any time soon. Industry sources claim that Xiaomi has sold over 1.5 million of its latest Redmi Note 2 smartphones since the launch last month, a rather impressive result.
If accurate, this figure makes the Redmi Note 2 the fastest selling Xiaomi handset ever. Furthermore, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2 hit a colossal 800,000 units in just the first 12 hours of going on sale and is on track to hit 10 million sales before the year is out. This perhaps isn’t so surprising though, given that the smartphone offers some highly competitive hardware at a sub $160 price point.
The phone features an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, a 3,060mAh battery, dual-SIM LTE connectivity, and a 5.5-inch 1080p display. The phone can also be updated to run Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 7 OS and costs just RMB 799 ($128) for the 16GB model and RMB 999 ($160) if you need 32GB of storage. Pretty great value for money.
At last check in, Xiaomi had reclaimed the top spot in China with 16 percent of the market, ahead of HUAWEI, vivo, Samsung and Apple. The company has built on its home nation success with its expansion into the Indian smartphone market too. Xiaomi has quickly risen to be one of the largest Android manufacturers in the Asian market, and competitively priced smartphones like the Redmi Note 2 look set to keep the company at the top.