In a surprising move, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has suspended the sale of Mi 3 smartphone in India. The company notes that it is doing this to focus on the newly launched Redmi 1S smartphone, which will go on sale on September 2 in the country.
Xiaomi Mi 3 has been quite popular among the consumers and the last flash sale from the company had 200,000 registrations to purchase the available 20,000 units. So, it seems weird why the company would want to stop selling a smartphone that is so much in demand.
In a statement to BGR India, the company noted that it will be directing its attention to Redmi 1S for some weeks and will then take a call on Mi 3 sale. So, there is no confirmation on when the smartphone will be back.
“We are focusing on Redmi 1S for coming few weeks. We will take a call on Mi 3 post that. Please do stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information,” said Manu Jain, GM, Xiaomi India.
According to Xiaomi, it has sold 95,000 units till date in the country in a total of six flash sales with the last sale ending in just 2.4 seconds. If you plan to purchase the smartphone, you will have to wait for at least two – three weeks and as always, we will let you know as soon as we hear something concrete.
In related news, registrations for the first Redmi 1S sale are now open at Flipkart.com.
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