Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Xiaomi sold 200,000 Mi-One S phones in less than 30 minutes

By on 10:43

A week ago, Chinese Android phone maker Xiaomi announced the Mi-Two - the first phone to have a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a quad-core Krait processor and Adreno 320 GPU. At the same event, Xiaomi announced the Mi-One S, an updated version of its original smartphone that sold 3.5 million units.

The S4 Pro chipset stole the spotlight, but the Mi-One S phone turned out to be a star of its own. Check this out - here's the tweet announcing that Mi-One S sales are live, it's time stamped 7:18PM.
#Xiaomi: Come on everybody! MI-ONE S is on sale NOW! Let's watch this event together! Aug 23 02:18:21 via web
At 8:06PM, less than an hour later comes this tweet:
#Xiaomi: Less than half an hour, 200,000 units MI-ONE S have sold out. Let's expecting the next round will come soon. Thanks for all of you!Thu Aug 23 03:06:23 via web
Xiaomi manufactures its phones in batches and releases them on its site as soon as they are ready. The first batch of 200,000 phones went in less than half an hour. That's not the end of it either - there are 1.1 million more Mi-One S phones pre-ordered.
In case you're wondering what's the big deal with the Mi-One S, it's nearly identical to the original phone but it's dual-core Snapdragon S3 chipset had its CPU overclocked to 1.7GHz. The best feature is its price though - RMB 1,499 ($235, €190).
Note that Xiaomi phones are only sold in mainland China, though the company is interested in bringing them to other markets in the future.


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