Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi managed to sell over 1 million smartphones in 48 hours during online festive sales in India, carried out by retailers Flipkart and Amazon. To put the numbers in perspective, Xiaomi sold more than 300 smartphones on an average every minute for two days.
“This achievement marks an industry first, and is a key milestone for Xiaomi India,” the company said. In particular, the company’s Redmi Note 4 smartphone continues to sell like hotcakes in India. It was the top seller smartphone as far as Flipkart’s Big Billion Day Sale is concerned, while of all the smartphones sold by Amazon, an overwhelming majority were Xiaomi devices. This made Xiaomi the top smartphone brand for both sales.
Xiaomi said eight of nine selling smartphones with smartphone category on Amazon India were Xiaomi products. Xiaomi was also the number one brand for both Amazon and Flipkart in the mobile category during the period.