13 May, 2017
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has revealed that it has sold record number of Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3s Prime smartphones in India via online model.
Xiaomi announced on social media channels on Saturday that it managed to sell four million units of Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime in a matter of just nine months.
It has shipped 3.8 million handsets in the first quarter of 2017 calendar year, up from 3 million in the previous quarter where it had 10% share of the overall market. The handset was launched in August a year ago, and has been favoured by many for its affordable Rs. 6,999 price tag and premium specifications.
Cheap Redmi smartphones have done exceptionally well in India and with the launch of a new "Redmi" phone, it is likely that their existing numbers will take a huge raise. It's quite an achievement, we must say.
Both the versions comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display with a 720p resolution. The dimensions of the device are 139.3X69.6X8.5mm, and the weight is only 144g. The internal memory of Redmi 3S is 16GB, and the RAM is 2GB. For processing, it has 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC with Adreno 505 to control the graphics. The front of the device is adorned with a 5MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. The sensors include a Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Ambient light sensor and the connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G and 4G along with a Bluetooth. These include Bluetooth 4.1, WIFI 802.11b/g/n, and Global Positioning System with A-GPS. The phone is backed by a massive 4,100mAh battery which is non-removable. Xiaomi phones, although value for money, are notorious for being out of stock nearly all the time.