New Delhi: Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 device has become the highest shipped smartphone in the history of India’s online market in any given quarter after selling 1.75 million units in just five months.
Launched in March this year for Rs 9,999 (2GB RAM, 16GB ROM), Redmi Note 3 was the first smartphone in India to launch with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. The device has a 4,050mAh battery, a metal body and a fingerprint sensor.
According to analyst firm IDC’s “India Monthly Smartphone Tracker”, Xiaomi has clocked record-breaking shipments of 880,000 units of Redmi Note 3 online in the second quarter of 2016 — almost twice the volume of the second highest shipped smartphone in the online channel in India.
“Redmi Note 3 was not only the top selling model in online channel but also a star product for the vendor contributing to the majority of Xiaomi’s total shipments in Q2 2016,” Karthik J, Senior Market Analyst, Client Devices, IDC India, said in a statement.