SOLD OUT IN 6
In India, Xiaomi was able to sell 40,000 Redmi Note 4G in 6 seconds. The Chinese smartphone maker is so popular in India, that an astounding 200,000 people preregistered for the December 3o Redmi Note 4G sale. Unfortunately, only 40,000 units were being sold and only that many managed to get their hands on the device.
The Chinese company’s popularity is also picking up in the Philippines as well. The brand is slowly making Filipino heads turn with the release of the high spec’d yet affordable Mi3, and the even more affordable mid-range Redmi 1S. While the units sold out, it was nowhere near as fast as it did in India, where the Chinese company claims to have sold over 1 million smartphones.
ON A ROLL
You can say that Xiaomi is on a roll as of late. Aside from becoming the one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, the company was able to raise US$1.1 billion in funding, increasing its valuation to US$45 billion, making it the most-valuable private start up in the world, edging out Uber. It also recently announced the coming of it’s next flagship device (Mi5?) in January 2015.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G comes with a 5.5 inch 720p display powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core CortexA-7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It also comes with a 13MP main shooter and a 3,100 mAh battery.
I’m guessing the next question in everyone’s mind right now is – when will it come to the Philippines?