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Xiaomi’s Latest Smartphone Sells Out in 3 Minutes

by Jacob Kleinman | January 27, 2015January 27, 2015 9:00 pm PST

Xiaomi may have another hit on its hands with the Mi Note, which reportedly sold out in just a few minutes after going on sale in China earlier today. This isn’t the first time the company has run out of stock at lightning speeds, and it looks like the upstart phone-maker’s massive fan base is just as passionate as ever.

The company reportedly shared the news on Chinese social network Weibo, posting a stylized message similar to previous announcements of the same nature. We were able to trace the post back to tech blog GizmoChina, but not an official Xiaomi account. So we can’t verify the news, though it’s definitely not out of character with the company’s recent success.

The Mi Note offers solid specs, including a 5.7-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3Gb of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 4-megapixel front-facing shooter, a 3000mAh battery and 16GB of storage. It starts at ¥2299 (roughly $370), which is actually a bit pricy for a Xiaomi phone.

The company didn’t say exactly how many phones were sold today, though the new device had already raked in over 220 million pre-orders. The Mi Note won’t be available again until Feb. 3, while the high-end Mi Note Pro is set to launch sometime in March. Overall, Xiaomi says it expects to sell roughly 100 million devices this year.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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