Xiaomi’s back: Mi3 sells out in 17 minutes in Malaysia

Xiaomi’s current flagship, the Mi3 went on sale in Malaysia on the 20th this month, and apparently didn’t stay for long.

In typical Xiaomi fashion, the device sold out well within half an hour — 17 minutes, to be precise. 4000 units of the $280 smartphone were up for sale in the country, where fans clearly didn’t waste any time before getting themselves one. As Android Authority reports, this indeed is quite impressive even though 4000 isn’t a huge number, since the ever-so-affordable Hongmi series is yet to be introducing in the Malaysian market.

xiaomi mi3 on sale hero

Gizchina News of the week

Xiaomi’s going to give the initial MediaTek powered version of the Hongmi (Redmi) a skip, and will directly introduce the Snapdragon 400 powered Redmi 1S next month.

The company made it clear that it was now eyeing markets other than just China, so it shouldn’t be long before those based in India, Vietnam, etc. find themselves in a situation similar to what the Malaysians found themselves in.

Previous Coolpad launch fest sees the launch of a 2GHz octa-core tablet, Android STB and smartwatch
Next Allwinner A31 powered HP 7 Plus Android tablet goes on sale in the US for $100


  1. $2548414
    May 20, 2014

    Xiaomi can not be a global player..if it keeps struggling with supply issues of its products. And to keep up the hype keeps resorting to high publicity flash sales. The public does not wait for long even for manna of heaven, but always finds alternative. If not Xiaomi , some Moto will come and fill the need. Only quick to market can make real money.

    • Wira
      May 20, 2014

      Or even some Honor too 😉

  2. Airyl
    May 21, 2014

    I was there. It was great.

  3. zaffar68
    May 21, 2014

    Miss it
    Server slow..

  4. kzm
    May 21, 2014

    Second batch with 6000 unit will be on sale in Malaysia next Tuesday

  5. afat75
    May 22, 2014

    Im stop dreaming to hoping can buy xiaomi device, its really hard to buy this phone for me.. im from jakarta, indonesia… im see website like spemal or alibaba.. but still cant buy it.. im confused about payment method 🙁

    • geekwannabe
      May 25, 2014

      Wait till they appear in your country. That will be the best chance to buy. Even if u miss a flash sales they will do it again and again…