Xiaomi sells 10,000 Hongmi Phones in less than 10 minutes in Taiwan

In its first flash sale outside of the Chinese mainland, Xiaomi have managed to shift 10,000 Xiaomi Hongmi phones in less than 10 minutes in Taiwan.

The Xiaomi Hongmi was made available to Taiwanese customers today at a cost of NT$3,999 ($135) and offered the devices without the need to preorder or use a Xiaomi F code. Just as the phones sell so well in China, Xiaomi managed to move all 10,000 phones in only 9 minutes and 50 seconds!

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Taiwanese Xiaomi customers also have the option of paying for their new phone with Paypal and then heading to the local Family Mart where they could pick the device up in person!

Taiwan is sure to see more sales like this in the coming months, and customers in Singapore may also enjoy affordable Xiaomi phones in the near future too!

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  1. zaikatanox
    December 9, 2013

    Nice to know that they’re keeping the same price as in the maindland 🙂 I’m assuming that this will be the WCDMA version, right?

  2. pancho
    December 9, 2013

    Nice but the normal and wcdma Hongmi don’t work in america, xiaomi and resellers only import the high end phones that work in america and are so expensive this is sad because a lot of people wants to buy low cost phones like the Hongmi if they made a international version compatible with america wcdma will sell a lot of phones, xiaomi maybe you need to think in all future buyers around the world , maybe the asian and european continent costumers are so lucky buying this nice low cost phone.

    • Markoff
      December 9, 2013

      Who in US would buy this instead of Moto G or Lumia 520??? I can think only about hipsters who want to differentiate.

      • mitar1982
        December 9, 2013

        Those who needs dual sim 🙂

      • Charles Dexter Ward
        December 11, 2013

        You lost credibility pointing out a Lumia XD. Moto X is a lot more expensive if you don’t want a contract, Xiaomi is a good brand, they are no where near as expensive as brands like sony or samsung, they can perform as good as them, and MIUI is really cool

  3. Markoff
    December 9, 2013

    so? wow, selling extremely limited supply was sold very fast, what an surprise, next time they will sell 100 phones in less than 20 seconds, what’s the point of these headlines except doing advertisement for xiaomi?

    • sotong
      December 9, 2013

      Agree. Their bragging rights are pathetic. Also impossible to buy their phones if you are an international customer. Or pay exorbitant jacked-up prices from the resellers which make us looked completely stupid. If you are lucky, you might be able to get hold of last season’s release which is ‘old tech’ in the mobile world by the time you receive the physical product. Xiaomi = over-rated, under-produced, not worth it.

    • Charles Dexter Ward
      December 11, 2013

      As someone who heavily criticizes some chinese tech (lately most of it), i must say this: Xiaomi is the only brand i would buy from china and expect to perform great. Xiaomi does have aftersale support and updates, in fact, they using mt6589 was a hughe win for mtk.. Also is the hardest brand to buy since chinese guys resell this twice as expensive. Imo, Xiaomi is not as expensive as the other “big brands” since with xiaomi you will atleast get updates and a stable android version.

  4. Pedro
    December 9, 2013

    anyone know when the mi3 will be available in taiwan and if the taiwanese version can be used in europe?

  5. danilekk
    December 13, 2013

    it only demonstrate that hongmi is popular in Taiwan now