Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday started the third flash sale of its flagship smartphone --the Mi 5 and the Redmi Note 3.
However, like the previous flash sales, both the products went out of stock within seconds of the start of the sale at Mi.com.
The flash sale began at 2 pm exclusively on Mi.com and Amazon.com. Although at Amazon, the Redmi Note 3 is still showing available after 15 minutes of sale.
Besides these two handsets, the Mi Power Bank was also up for sale. Surprisingly the power bank is also showing out of stock at Xiaomi website.
Having sold over 100,000 units of the handsets during the previous two flash sales, it appears there is no looking back for Xiaomi.
The MI 5 comes with a 5.15-inch ultra-thin bezel-less 16 LED display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels that results to 428 ppi and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 3GB RAM.
It has16MP flat rear camera with dual tone flash, 6P lens, quick focus and 4-axis optical image stabilisation (OIS) and is assisted by a 2-micron pixel 4-megapixel secondary camera for selfies.
And it comes with a 32GB internal memory.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 3 features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 650 chipset and will come in two variants - 16 GB (with 2 GB of RAM) variant which has been priced at Rs 9,999 and 32 GB (with 3 GB of RAM) variant which has been priced at Rs 11,999.
The Redmi Note 3 is a 4G dual SIM handset which comes with a 5.5-inch display and runs Android-based OS MIUI 7. It also has a fingerprint sensor.
It also has a 4,050 mAh battery and measures just 8.65 mm at its thickest point. It also has a reading mode to help prevent eye fatigue.
Armed with a 16 megapixel rear camera and 5 MP front camera, users can click selfies with the rear camera using the fingerprint sensor to shoot the image.