Just after the launch of Xiaomi Redmi 1S, the company has decide to discontinue sales for Xiaomi Mi3 temporarily.
It appears that Xiaomi will focus on Redmi 1S and will not hold flash sales for Xiaomi Mi3 smartphones in India.
Manu Jain, head of Xiaomi’s operations in India, said: “Over next few weeks, we will focus on Redmi 1S, and Mi 3 won’t be available. We will take the final call after few weeks, once we have more visibility / data points.”
Xiaomi has also confirmed that the sales of Redmi 1S will happen only through flash sales from official partner Flipkart.
Flipkart sold more than 95,000 units of Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone in India. It conducted six flash sales.
Some reports suggest that the latest Mi4 smartphone will hit the Indian market by the end of the year. The smartphone has been already released in the Chinese market.
The discontinued smartphone Xiaomi Mi3 is a good offering at a compelling price.
The device packs a 5-inch Full HD display. It is powered by 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB RAM.
Xiaomi Mi3 runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI skin on top. It has 16GB internal storage, but does not support storage expansion via microSD card.
Xiaomi Mi 3 boasts a 13MP camera with dual-LED flash on the back and a 2MP camera in front. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 and NFC.
It is fueled by a 3,050mAh battery, and claims to deliver talk time of up to 21 hours on 3G networks.
It is possible that Xiaomi will bring back further stocks of the Mi 3 after a few weeks of focusing on the Redmi 1S.