After announcing the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro phones in the Indian market last week, both the phones were finally made available for purchase in India, exclusively through online retailer Flipkart and Xiaomi’s official online store.
Now, Manu Kumar Jain, Group Vice President and Managing Director of Xiaomi India, revealed through Twitter that the company managed to sell more than 300,000 units of the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro within just 3 minutes in its first ever flash sale.
Thus, on average, the company sold about 100,000 combined units of Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro per minute. Manu Jain further added that this was the biggest ever sale in India. It is said that more than 2 million users had shown interest in buying these phones.
The next sale of these devices will take place on 28th February through online retailer Flipkart and Xiaomi’s official online store Mi.com, at 12:00 PM IST. To meet the demands, the company has already started to scale up its supply chain.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, which is the successor to the Redmi Note 4 — is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 5 Pro costs Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM option.
The Redmi Note 5 is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 625 processor and features a 12-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Redmi Note 5 Pro packs Snapdragon 636 processor and features dual camera setup of a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front side, it features a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 camera sensor.
Both the devices feature the trending full-screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The devices are running on the latest MIUI 9, based on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box and are powered by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery.