Xiaomi has released so many products in the past few months, that its quite hard to keep a track of all of them. Among the releases this year, the Xiaomi Redmi 2A was particularly special because it was the cheapest Redmi device in the market. In fact, it still is one of the cheapest smartphones with pretty good specs.
Naturally, given that the phone retailed for just 499 Yuan ($80), it was destined to sell like hotcakes. And today, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has just confirmed the numbers. He revealed a few minutes ago that Xiaomi has sold over 5.1 million units of the Redmi 2A in the first three month of launch. This is a significant achievement for a new product like the 2A which yet to reach a number of international markets. To give you a perspective, Meizu managed to sell only about 8.9 million devices in the entire first half of 2015.
Another thing to note here is the presence of the local Leadcore L1860C quad-core chipset inside the Redmi 2A. Instead of the traditional Qualcomm or Mediatek chips, the company went with the Leadcore SoC to limit the cost and looks the strategy worked well.
Anyways, it will be interesting to see if the momentum continues in the coming months too.