Xiaomi sells 300,000 Mi-One S phones in 4 minutes 12 seconds

20 September, 2012 | Comments (50) | Post your comment

We thought it was impressive when 200,000 Xiaomi Mi-One S phones sold in just 30 minutes. The company just tweeted that a batch of 300,000 of Mi-One S phones has been sold-out in 4 minutes and 12 seconds. The company is selling phones in batches, so there are bursts of huge sales in between periods of inactivity.

The Mi-One S is an updated version of Xiaomi's first phone with an overclocked Snapdragon S4 chipset, but the price of RMB 1,499 ($235, €190) seems to really be appealing to consumers (Xiaomi currently sells its phones in China, but is looking to expand make them globally available).

#XiaomiNews: Xiaomi has sold out 300,000 MI-ONE S units only in 4 minutes and 12 seconds for the third time open buying! Unimaginable!Thu Sep 20 08:29:33 via web

Anyway, the company's excited tweet doesn’t quite make it clear how those 300,000 were sold - back when the first batch of 200,000 sold out, there were 1.1 million pre-orders.

Is Xiaomi just fulfilling these pre-orders or are those on top of the 1.1 million? It's not clear but it's an impressive performance from such a young company nonetheless.

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Xiaomi sells 300,000 Mi-One S phones in 4 minutes 12 seconds - reader comments

  • Dr Yes

Xiaomi is the new Apple.

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  • 2012-09-22 12:05
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  • Anonymous

By shrinking the stock available for a release it will obviously sell very quickly. you cannot compare it to the millions of units that samsung and apple sell on any given release. Logic. logic. logic

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  • 2012-09-21 16:53
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  • Ted

if they get a better production line and open up their phones to other markets like Malaysia, they'll sell even more! good job! we need choices, especially value for money phones like Mi-One S/Mi2! imagine u can get this phone with 6 Apple Lightning ...

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  • 2012-09-20 21:03
  • IVK@