Xiaomi at it again: Singapore, Redmi Note, 5000 units, 42 seconds

As you’d have made out from the headline, we’ve sort of readied a template for the record-breaking Xiaomi flash sales that’ve started happening oh-so-often.

In the latest of the sort, the master maker from China managed to sell 5,000 units of its first octa-core phablet, the Xiaomi Redmi Note, in Singapore in well under a minute. According to a Facebook post by the company’s Singapore arm, it took them only 42 seconds to accomplish the feat.

The announcement was soon followed by an update that read: ‘Sold out timing refers to time when inventory is cleared, not orders placed‘, which does put you in a bit of a confusion as to what we’re exactly talking about.

The Redmi Note comes with a 5.5-inch display, a MediaTek octa-core processor and a large 3200mAh battery besides a 13 mega-pixel main camera, that make the device an obvious choice for those on a budget seeking a large screen phone.

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Earlier today, the company also announced foray into the Indian market which had patiently been waiting for a Xiaomi launch since quite some time.

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  1. Uzeir Mansuri
    July 8, 2014

    at which price ?

    • sotong
      July 8, 2014

      At S$199.00. I tried to log on at 12pm Singapore time but site was stuck. Got in about 30 seconds later & guess what “SOLD OUT”. What a waste of time. Impossible to buy a Xiaomi product at it’s original price. Tried it many many many many many many times over the year & a half.

      So I’ve given up and am going to give my money to OnePlus One instead.

      • Uzeir Mansuri
        July 22, 2014


        fortunately, the device is launched in india and just cost 10k. ($172) ..

  2. Taiwanbob
    July 8, 2014

    The same in Taiwan, last week Xiaomi was selling 10000 pieces in a second, and this week 5000 pieces only. It’s like a joke, playing with customers, why don’t they just make enough phones for the demand? Fed up, will buy another phone instead thanks to idiotic Xiaomi marketing.