800,000 Redmi Note 2’s sold in 12 hours, says Xiaomi


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Xiaomi loves numbers. That is no surprise considering the ‘impressive’ sales figures that the young phonemaker manages to secure.

It wouldn’t be unfair to say that it is Xiaomi that got flash sales in fashion. Almost every other smartphone company, especially Chinese, is now having flash sales.

Xiaomi’s newest budget bomb is the Redmi Note 2. The smartphone is priced at a starting price of US$125 (799 Yuan) in China. Very few phones make a lasting impression right from the time you see the specs sheet of those, and the Redmi Note 2 is one of them.

The Helio X10 powered phone boasts enough tech to rival the likes of the Meizu MX5, and even the HTC One M9+ up to some extent.

According to Xiaomi, the company received a whopping 800,000 orders for the phone in a matter of just 12 hours. And when you realize that the Redmi Note 2 is yet to go on sale in any market outside China, the number looks even bigger.

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Xiaomi have an international MIUI 7 launch scheduled for later this week, where we’ll be reporting on ground from. Keep an eye for more Redmi Note 2 news, you never know what Xiaomi will be up to!

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45 Comments

  1. Adam Irvine
    August 17, 2015

    Doesn’t surprise me, looks like a tip top phone for the money!

  2. balcobomber25
    August 17, 2015

    Oneplus could learn something from all these companies that hold flash sales: you can sell limited numbers without a wonky invite system.

    • Jep
      August 17, 2015

      Wonky or wanky

    • Dante
      August 17, 2015

      You really hate 1+ dont you? 😉

      • Jim Shortz
        August 17, 2015

        Does he?

      • balcobomber25
        August 17, 2015

        I work in marketing in Asia, many of my biggest clients are tech companies. One of the biggest problems some of my clients have is there products just aren’t very good, so they use us to help them sell. Oneplus on the other hand has an excellent product that could sell itself, but they can’t get out of their own way without screwing something up. It is one of the worst run companies I have ever seen.

        • Dante
          August 17, 2015

          I actually visited the BBK headquarters once and they sent me to a trip directly to their 2 factories 1+ is produced near the Oppo one
          vivo on the other hand makes not only their phones (dont know if its oem or not tho’)

          • balcobomber25
            August 17, 2015

            I have no issues with OPPO or Vivo, although i did have some bad luck with OPPO Thailand but that’s more customer service related. OPPO and Vivo are well run and they have managed to build two quality brands. It’s like OPPO sent all of its dumbest executives to run OnePlus. I imagine they sit in OPPO board meetings and just laugh at the failures of their baby brother. I believe Foxconn makes Vivo’s. I did some work with Foxconn once and we got a booklet with the hundred or so companies they produce products for I think Vivo was on there.

            • Dante
              August 18, 2015

              Actuaply foxconn does not make vivo anymore i kno. That the chassis(es) of the devices were made there (exceptional build)
              Foxconn is now concentrating on making a new device with nokia ( they made the n1 also)

      • MaxPower
        August 17, 2015

        he hates the invite system
        who doesn’t?
        🙂

        • Dante
          August 17, 2015

          I do

          Its so satifiying when you get an invite though

          • MaxPower
            August 17, 2015

            it depends how quick you gets one.
            I’ve got one too, when i already gave up and bought another phone.

    • AbdulB1
      August 17, 2015

      Well oneplus one is sold in China without invites.

      • balcobomber25
        August 17, 2015

        Yup but the rest of the world needs invites, and once again there are “delays”. I wouldn’t even mind if they did what many companies do and not sell phones directly, just go entirely through resellers.

          • balcobomber25
            August 17, 2015

            That doesn’t change the face that if you want the phone at normal retail price you can get it outside of China without an invite.

            • AbdulB1
              August 18, 2015

              To get something you have to loose something.

  3. Nikhil Pandey
    August 17, 2015

    Was it the mixed lot of all three models redmi note 2 of 799 Yuan, 899 Yuan and 999 Yuan? or just 799 Yuan model?

    • August 17, 2015

      Not sure, gotta check with Xiaomi

    • realjjj
      August 17, 2015

      All the models. They had 6 sales every 2h on Sunday. Next sale on August 24.
      One can follow such event on Xiaomi’s Weibo account(s) http://weibo.com/xiaomishouji

      • abaggie
        August 17, 2015

        Nope, not all models, only the TD-LTE (RMB 799) and FDD-LTE (RMB 899) model. The Prime is not available yet.

        • realjjj
          August 17, 2015

          seems that you are right on that.

        • Dante
          August 17, 2015

          Aww man *throws laptop out of the window*

        • Simon
          August 17, 2015

          I read somewhere that the 800 MHz needed for European compatibility on the Redmi Note 2 is unavailable. Is this referring to 4G compatibility ?

          • abaggie
            August 17, 2015

            No, it’s not about the 800MHz frequency. The Redmi Note 2 does not support 800Mhz (B20) anyway.

            It’s about the Prime version, which has more ROM (32GB), higher clock speed CPU (2,2Ghz) and GPU (700Mhz).

            The only solid (5,5”) competitors with B20 support are the Jiayu S3 and the more expensive Zenfone 2 (WW version) and Oneplus 2.

            • Simon
              August 17, 2015

              So can we use the Prime model in Europe. Sorry not clued up on this ?

            • abaggie
              August 17, 2015

              Well you can use it in Europe. 2G and 3G should not be a problem anywhere. The problem could be 4G, because not all 4G is ‘equal’.

              Lots of providers use the 800 Mhz frequentie for 4G and this frequency is not supported by the Redmi Note 2 (only 1800/2100 and 2600Mhz). This means if your provider (and country) uses 800Mhz masts in 90% of the country you will have problem connecting to 4G. However, if you provider only or mostly supports 1800 or 2600Mhz you won’t have any 4G connection problems.

              In short: check which frequencies your provider uses and compare it with the frequencies of the Redmi Note 2 (or your device).

            • Simon
              August 17, 2015

              Thanks. This is probably going to be a stupid question, but how to I know the frequencies which my provider uses (virgin mobile) or indeed any network operator in the UK ?

            • abaggie
              August 17, 2015

              Virgin Mobile does not maintain its own network, it uses the existing network of EE. EE uses 1800 and 2600 according to wiki. So if they offer 4G and if it’s available in your area then your most likely good to go. Stay away from 02 and Vodafone – if you like Chinese phones – because they both use the 800Mhz and that one isn’t supported by much CN-phones.

              FYI use google and google for ”Virginmobile oneplus” or ”UK oneplus frequencies” or something similar, because the oneplus one and many other Chinese phones don’t support 800Mhz. I mentioned Oneplus because it’s popular and it will get you the most search results. Or contact your provider.

            • Simon
              August 17, 2015

              Thanks alot most helpful indeed.

              Would the following also help in determining the above:

              http://www.willmyphonework.net/

              http://pdadb.net/

              Advice much appreciated 🙂

    • Jim Shortz
      August 17, 2015

      When i checked the gizchina store recently it didn’t have the 1800MHZ GSM frequency, i hope that was just an error though.

  4. Kenshiro
    August 17, 2015

    Hi there!
    This phone also captured my attention now. I was almost on the verge of getting Lenovo K3 Note (because of the huge ROM community it already has) or the Meizu Note 2 (as midrange phones)… I’m still inclined though for the Nubia Z9 Max and waiting for the price of Moto X Style.
    Anyway, would anybody know what Xiaomi’s standpoint is in releasing their Source Code on this mediatek SOC ? What are the odds that the Redmi Note 2 will get ROMs ? Maybe it’s a bit difficult to tell yet..I’ve never owned any Xiami phone.
    Looking forward for any anwers,
    Cheers,
    Ken

    • Dante
      August 17, 2015

      Usually their roms are pretty good – Maxpower likes them , Balco likes em even i like it (begining with 6 though)
      It would be a great choice and most
      And also Xiaomi got a huge community ( incuding roms) There is cyanogen for every device launched by them (even for the infamous mi note pro which doesnt heat up actually)

      • Simon
        August 17, 2015

        To clarify in your first sentence, roms for which device are pretty good ?

        • Kenshiro
          August 17, 2015

          Hi Simon, you probably expected an answer from Dante, but I’m pretty sure he means ROMs for Xiaomi, at least they have cyanogen for every device. Would be really nice to see SlimKat, Omni and others there…

          • Simon
            August 17, 2015

            Hopefully the Redmi Note 2 will have an active custom rom scene in the near future. Definitely an excellent device for the money.

      • Kenshiro
        August 17, 2015

        Regarding miui 7, I’ve read that it doesn’t add any substantial changes… One could say it’s a facelift, others probably would say that it’s a mere attention-grabber. Looking forward to see the Pro version review…

        • Dante
          August 17, 2015

          Actually they have a lot new features I love the digital sim Mostly Will make me use a xiaomi device only when i leave my country…

    • Dante
      August 17, 2015

      Also the Nubia Rom comunity is almost always equals to zero (like meizu) Yes you can wait for the x style it will be a Fab device but the new Note is Aslo mouthwatering for this price

      • Kenshiro
        August 17, 2015

        Hi Dante,
        Thanks for your quick reply! I’ll wait for the first reviews before deciding for the Redmi. Problem of Nubia if that they they didn’t release the functional kernel source,it’s uncomplete (at least for the Z9 max). However, CM and Mokee are available, OmniRom on its way. Don’t take me wrong, I’m not a Nubia fanboy or anything, it’s just that I like the way they’re built, good components, too bad for the battery though.
        I’ll keep an eye on the Redmi, maybe in the end I’ll fall for it.
        I need a device that takes nice slow-motion videos.
        Cheers,
        Ken

  5. The Bastard Christ
    August 17, 2015

    prepare for resellers to take advantage… LOL

  6. Dante
    August 17, 2015

    Snazzy!

  7. Angry Mobile Nerd
    August 17, 2015

    By the time the next batch goes on sale on the 24th a week will have passed so technically they also only sold 800,000 units in the first week, too.

    But it did sell out in 12 hours, I’ll give them that but 12 hours seems kinda slow for Xiaomi, what happened to selling out in seconds or minutes?

    • Rob
      August 17, 2015

      Yes, this is surprising in that they ‘only’ sold 800,000 phones. Xiaomi are obviously proud of this achievement, who knows, maybe they might start collaborating with Mediatek again as the demand is clearly there.

  8. pike lal daimary
    August 17, 2015

    Why don’t u give unlimited no…l.l