Xiaomi Mi Note sells out in just 3 minutes


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If you thought that Xiaomi might have problems shifting their high-end and high-priced Xiaomi Mi Note then think again as the first rounds of sales has sold out in just 3 minutes.

Earlier today eager Xiaomi fans sat at their computers waiting to pre-order the latest Xiaomi flagship. At $370, the Mi Note costs slightly more than the base model Mi4, and many commenters believed Xiaomi might struggle to shift a comparatively expensive device.

However after only 3 minutes online Xiaomi closed the pre-order system claiming a staggering 220 million reservations for the phone had been made.

Although plenty of those reservation will have been made by Xiaomi fans a great deal of them are likely to have been made by resellers hoping to get stock of the 5.7-inch Mi Note for international sale.

The Xiaomi Mi Note boasts a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM and 13 mega-pixel camera with OIS. A more expensive Pro version will also be offered with 2K display and Snapdragon 810 at a later time.

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49 Comments

  1. David Košič
    January 27, 2015

    I am pretty sure it will have no problem selling in china, people who really want it there will fork out the money for it. However the international sales will probably be lower than expected (especially for on-line shops that sell phones out of China) since by the time you actually import one of these phones it will cost you the same as a flagship from a well known brand. And of course you will rather go with a Samsung or HTC phone if they cost the same as the Xiaomi phone.

    • ToMo73_CRO
      January 27, 2015

      On the contrary, I would rather go for XIAOMI than for SAMSUNG or HTC even if they were similar price. I think also many other customers who have once tried their phone…

      As for 220 milion reservations think that is authors typo… 😉

      • Goauld
        January 27, 2015

        I’ll go forma xiaomi even is expensive than samsung and doesn’t have a really warranty here in spain

      • Reza
        January 27, 2015

        i think 220 million is possible because there are 1.2 Billion people in china.So, i believe 220 Million still a possible number

  2. Darevintage
    January 27, 2015

    220 million? That’s quite hard to believe

  3. dax
    January 27, 2015

    those “sell outs” are a bunch of crap as long as they dont provide numbers of items sold.

    didnt they received a fine for that kind of practice before?

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/xiaomi-fined-claiming-sold-more-023018669.html

    i bet 10 phones whould “sell out” in seconds. providing real numbers all hype would be gone

  4. January 27, 2015

    I dont believe this one bit.

  5. David Košič
    January 27, 2015

    Also the 1080p model has 3 gigs of ram not 2.

    You are getting sloppy Andi now drop and give me 50.

  6. Vijay Sud
    January 27, 2015

    Flash News…..220 million X $ 370 = $ 81 Billions….holy cow….Xiaomi becomes the First Trillion dollar Mobile manufacturer…!!!!

    • Andrew P
      January 27, 2015

      You think phones fall from the sky ? No manufacturing costs ? No marketing costs ?

      • Vijay Sud
        January 27, 2015

        Man that is called sarcasm. ..of course the giz China news is surely a joke..

    • barry
      January 27, 2015

      220 million reservations not sales

      • ToMo73_CRO
        January 27, 2015

        stil it is very big number…

  7. Aeonia
    January 27, 2015

    Always amazed at how well you support your local brands….

  8. Miko
    January 27, 2015

    I really don’t understand why someone would want to buy this over the mi4? Unknown the wills of people…

    • imran
      January 27, 2015

      How to get in India?I want mi note

      • Miko
        January 27, 2015

        No idea, I am not Indian xD

  9. Ulti
    January 27, 2015

    Yeah 220 million sounds like way too many. I’d guess it’s more like 220 thousand? Even then 220,000 is quite a few units.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      January 28, 2015

      no I think it is 22 million

      • Ulti
        January 28, 2015

        Now that I think about it, it was probably 220万 which is 220×10,000 = 2,200,000 which is 2.2 million. In China they use the unit 万 which stands for 10,000.

        • NightFelix
          January 28, 2015

          I can read Chinese, and yes, you are correct.

  10. David Košič
    January 27, 2015

    I am pretty sure it will have no problem selling in china, people who really want it there will fork out the money for it. However the international sales will probably be lower than expected (especially for on-line shops that sell phones out of China) since by the time you actually import one of these phones it will cost you the same as a flagship from a well known brand. And of course you will rather go with a Samsung or HTC phone if they cost the same as the Xiaomi phone.

    • Guest
      January 27, 2015

      On the contrary, I would rather go for XIAOMI than for SAMSUNG or HTC even if they were similar price. I think also many other customers who have once tried their phone…

      As for 220 milion reservations think that is authors typo… 😉

    • Guest
      January 27, 2015

      I’ll go forma xiaomi even is expensive than samsung and doesn’t have a really warranty here in spain

    • Guest
      January 28, 2015

      i think 220 million is possible because there are 1.2 Billion people in china.So, i believe 220 Million still a possible number

  11. Guest
    January 27, 2015

    220 million? That’s quite hard to believe

  12. Guest
    January 27, 2015

    those “sell outs” are a bunch of crap as long as they dont provide numbers of items sold.

    didnt they received a fine for that kind of practice before?

    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/xiaomi-fined-claiming-sold-more-023018669.html

    i bet 10 phones whould “sell out” in seconds. providing real numbers all hype would be gone

  13. Michael Ogbonnaya
    January 27, 2015

    I dont believe this one bit.

  14. David Košič
    January 27, 2015

    Also the 1080p model has 3 gigs of ram not 2.

    You are getting sloppy Andi now drop and give me 50.

  15. Guest
    January 27, 2015

    Flash News…..220 million X $ 370 = $ 81 Billions….holy cow….Xiaomi becomes the First Trillion dollar Mobile manufacturer…!!!!

    • Andrew P
      January 27, 2015

      You think phones fall from the sky ? No manufacturing costs ? No marketing costs ?

    • Guest
      January 27, 2015

      220 million reservations not sales

    • Guest
      January 27, 2015

      Man that is called sarcasm. ..of course the giz China news is surely a joke..

    • Guest
      January 27, 2015

      stil it is very big number…

  16. Boni M.
    January 27, 2015

    Always amazed at how well you support your local brands….

  17. Miko
    January 27, 2015

    I really don’t understand why someone would want to buy this over the mi4? Unknown the wills of people…

    • Guest
      January 27, 2015

      How to get in India?I want mi note

    • Miko
      January 28, 2015

      No idea, I am not Indian xD

  18. Ulti
    January 27, 2015

    Yeah 220 million sounds like way too many. I’d guess it’s more like 220 thousand? Even then 220,000 is quite a few units.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      January 28, 2015

      no I think it is 22 million

    • Ulti
      January 28, 2015

      Now that I think about it, it was probably 220万 which is 220×10,000 = 2,200,000 which is 2.2 million. In China they use the unit 万 which stands for 10,000.

  19. imran
    January 27, 2015

    How to get minute in India?I don’t want iphn clone mi4 cz I hate USA,love for China is natural then!Hahaha

  20. Sergei
    January 27, 2015

    I am definitely going to buy the PRO version. I really don’t understand all the hate the NOTE series is receiving.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      January 28, 2015

      great specs, still a good price even though high for Xiaomi standards, 200$ under the Samsung, HTC price, seems a good deal to me

  21. Angry Mobile Nerd
    January 27, 2015

    I have a feeling the number got lost in translation because in Chinese 2.2 million is “liang bai er shi wan” which literally translates as “two hundred twenty ten thousands” which probably got incorrectly translated as two hundred twenty million.

  22. Guest
    January 28, 2015

    How to get minute in India?I don’t want iphn clone mi4 cz I hate USA,love for China is natural then!Hahaha

  23. Sergei
    January 28, 2015

    I am definitely going to buy the PRO version. I really don’t understand all the hate the NOTE series is receiving.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      January 28, 2015

      great specs, still a good price even though high for Xiaomi standards, 200$ under the Samsung, HTC price, seems a good deal to me

  24. Angry Mobile Nerd
    January 28, 2015

    I have a feeling the number got lost in translation because in Chinese 2.2 million is “liang bai er shi wan” which literally translates as “two hundred twenty ten thousands” which probably got incorrectly translated as two hundred twenty million.