Xiaomi has sold over 40 lakh Redmi 3S phones in 9 months in India, it claims
Xiaomi VP and India MD Manu Kumar Jain on Saturday announced that the company has sold over 40 lakh units of the Redmi 3S phone in the country in 9 months. The Redmi 3S, which was launched in India in August last year, has in fact become the highest selling phone ever available in India via the online sales model, Manu added.
Price start at Rs 6,999 for the base 2GB RAM/16GB memory Redmi 3S and goes all the way up to Rs 8,999 for the high-end 3GB RAM/32GB memory Redmi 3S Prime. The Redmi 3S Prime additionally also includes a fingerprint scanner on the back. Both the Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime are available exclusively on Mi.com and Flipkart.
Both the versions comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display with a 720p resolution. They are powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB internal memory which is further expandable via microSD card slot. The dualSIM phones runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 7 out-of-the-box and supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) connectivity.
On the camera front you get a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture along with an LED flash. On the front you get a 5-megapixel snapper. The phone is backed by a massive 4,100mAh battery which is non-removable.
At the same time, Manu was also quick to hype Xiaomi’s upcoming phone, the Redmi 4, which is successor to the Redmi 3S. The Redmi 4 will launch in India on May 16. “I hope our next device is as successful,” Manu said.
Xiaomi opened its first Mi Home store in India recently. Xiaomi’s first Mi Home store in India, which is located in Bengaluru, will be open for the public from May 20 and will be a one stop shop for anything and everything that the Chinese company sells in India. The company is also looking to open Mi Home stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai in the days to come. In fact, it plans to open as many as 100 Mi Homes in the country in the next two years.
The move to open a Mi Home in India is part of Xiaomi’s strategy and growing shift towards bringing its products to offline sales channels. Xiaomi phones, although value for money, are notorious for being out of stock almost all the time. An online-only sales approach also meant it was impossible for people to personally try out these phones before making a purchase. A Mi Home store will solve both the purposes.
It is expected that the Mi Home would be among the first few stores in India where buyers would be able to experience the soon-to-be-launched Redmi 4 in person.