Xiaomi is the underdog that's showing up the big players. Its Xiaomi Mi-Two phone was the first smartphone to with a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset to be announced (though the LG Optimus G beat it to market) and it went into production about a month ago. As expected, the Mi-Two showed very good performance in early benchmarks.
It seems that the company has built up enough supply and it's ready to kick-off sales. As you might now Xiaomi sells its phones in a rather unorthodox way - the Chinese build a batch of about 300,000 units or so and sell it, then stop sales until another batch is ready.
While we don't know how big the first batch of Mi-Twos is (probably 200K-300K) we do know it will go fast. The first batch of the Xiaomi Mi-One S (a refresh of their first phone), 200,000 phones, went in under 30 minutes and things only sped up from there.
The second batch (300,000 units) was sold out in just 4 minutes and 12 seconds. Then there was another batch of Mi-One S Young Edition (350,000) that sold in 4 minutes and 15 seconds this Monday. The Young Edition has brightly colored back covers, but is otherwise the same as the other Mi-One S.
Anyway, our point is that when the Xiaomi Mi-Two goes on sale this Friday at 6pm GMT, the whole batch will probably be gone by 6:05pm GMT. If you want one (unfortunately, they're selling in China only for now), you'll have to be very quick.
In case you're wondering what the big deal is, here's a refresher - the Mi-Two offers (skinned) Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4.3" 720p IPS LCD screen, Snapdragon S4 Pro, 16GB storage and 2000mAh battery for RMB 1,999 ($315, €225).
Thanks to Thiago Almeida Muniz for the tip!
I was hoping to get a M2 when I next visit Hong Kong and China but won't bother now as the Nexus 4 is coming out soon with same spec + larger screen and a relatively cheap price, plus worldwide warranty.
please sale in Bangkok thailand too
I like to see Wind Mobile in Canada sell this Xiaomi Mi2 phone.