Zee Media Bureau/Rd. Alexander
New Delhi: The Chinese 'iPhone' Xiaomi Mi 3, which hit the Indian smartphone market on Tuesday, went out of stock with an hour of its launch on e-commerce site Flipkart.
Available exclusively on the online retailer, Flipkart, Xiaom Mi 3 ran out of stock in just 39 minutes after going sale on the site.
Following heavy rush, the site also crumbled for few hours before it was restored. The site had also crushed when Motorola's Moto E was launched.
And though exact number of units sold was not disclosed, Flipkart is reported to have claimed that it got 100,000 registrations between the period of July 15-21 for the Chinese smartphone.
However, Flipkart has opened the new registration period staring Tuesday, July 22 till July 28 with sales of the smartphone to begin on July 29, 12 p.m. onwards.
Xiaomi Mi 3 has 5-inch display, 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and Android KitKat OS with Xiaomi's proprietary MIUI skin on top, 16GB internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera and a 3,050mAh battery.
With such features and a tempting price tag of Rs 13,999 only, Xiaomi Mi 3 is seen as a tough competitor for Moto G which has caught the imagination of the Indian smartphone users with the same price tag.
Xiaomi Mi 3 has also been pitted against the likes of Samsung, Nokia and leading smartphone companies in the country.
Besides Xiaomi Mi 3, the company also launched two other smartphones in the country - Redmi 1S and Redmi Note - priced at Rs 6,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively.
"We see India as a huge opportunity for us and are excited about bringing Mi products to this market. We have just started here but India has the potential to be our largest market outside of China, maybe next year," Xiaomi Global Vice President Hugo Barra said.