Xiaomi’s having one hell of a weekend, if you ask me. Only yesterday did the young maker from China announce that it sold a massive 26.1 million smartphones in the first half of this year, and today, the company founder Lei Jun announced that their soon-to-be-replaced flagship Xiaomi Mi3 touched the 10 million mark just 9 months after launch.
September of 2013 was quite an eventful month, one that saw important launches from Meizu, Xiaomi and OPPO, three of the biggest guns from China. That’s exactly when the Xiaomi Mi3 took birth; touted as the cheapest Snapdragon 800 device during the time of its launch, the Mi3 went only for $320 apiece in its home country of China.
The fact that Xiaomi announced another colour variant for the Mi3 earlier today shows how important the device still is for them. With expansion in full swing, and Mi3 prices dropping like a rock, it is but natural that the device get this much attention.