Xiaomi Redmi 3s is the new highest online selling smartphone in India. The company has just announced that the Redmi 3s has dethroned Redmi Note 3 to emerge as the best online selling smartphone in the country. Xiaomi’s Vice President Manu Kumar Jain has said that the company managed to sell over four million units of Redmi 3s in India online.
The Apple of China announced the Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime in India back in August 2016. Which means they have sold over four million units in just nine months. It’s quite an achievement, we must say. Last year, Xiaomi said that the Redmi Note 3 was the best online selling smartphone with over 3.6 million devices sold in one year.
This has been the story of Xiaomi ever since its entry into the Indian market. The Redmi series of phones are immensely popular across all over the country. Also, the recently announced Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4A are selling like hot cakes in the flash sales. Xiaomi managed to sell over one million Redmi Note 4’s in just 45 days, while the first sale of Redmi 4A on Amazon India saw 2,50,000 units being sold.
The Redmi series of phones were the principal reason behind Xiaomi’s one billion revenue in India last year. Well, it’s an excellent time for Xiaomi to announce this news as they will be launching the successor to Redmi 3s next week.
The Chinese company, on May 16, 2017, will be announcing the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime in India. The Redmi 4 has a 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 13MP rear camera, and a 4100mAh battery. On the flip side, the Redmi 4 Prime features 5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, and the same 4100mAh battery. These devices are expected to be priced below Rs. 10,000.
Following its success in the online space, Xiaomi seems to be planning to enter the offline market as well. Just a couple of days ago, Xiaomi opened its first Mi Home in India located in Bengaluru and is eyeing to open 100 Mi Homes in the next two years. The Redmi 3s was the first device from the company to have been sold offline as Xiaomi Redmi 3s Plus at Rs. 9,499. Do make a note that the four million count includes all the three variants of the phone – Redmi 3s, Redmi 3s Prime, and Redmi 3s Plus.
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