When the registrations closed at 6PM today in China, over 16.8 million users had registered for tomorrow’s flash sale.
Xiaomi announced the Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship on Wednesday last week. Since then, the company opened up registrations for the sale of the device on March 1. Given the aggressive pricing and the powerful specifications, we expected a lot of registrations for the first sale of the device.
Now, the company has revealed that more than 14.4 million registrations have been received for the sale of the device till now. This is a new record for the company, achieving these many reservations in just a matter of 5 days. However, it’s not really surprising. Fans have been waiting for the Mi 5 flagship for more than 18 months. And Xiaomi, as expected delivered what its fans wanted to see. A powerful smartphone offered at an affordable price tag.
The first sale is one March 1, where the company will make two variants available for sale. At 10 AM tomorrow, the company will offer the standard 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM versions to the registered users for sale. Interestingly, according to the official company website, only the white version will be sold tomorrow. So, no word on the black edition or even the exclusive top-end ceramic version for now.
Given the tremendous response for the sale, we can expect the first batch to go out of stock within minutes. So, if you are in China, planning to get hold of the Mi 5 early, you better hurry up on the purchase.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with the powerful Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset on board with 3GB / 4GB RAM and 32GB / 64GB / 128GB ROM options. There will be a powerful 16MP camera at the back with DTI technology, 4-Axis OIS and PDAF along with dual LED flash. Up front, there is a 4MP Ultrapixel camera. The display is of 5.15-inches with 1080p resolution and the battery is of 3000mAh capacity with Quick Charge 3.0. Overall, the phone is a quite a steal at the starting price tag of $305 (1999 Yuan).