China's Xiaomi sells 100,000 smartphones in 86 secs

China's Xiaomi sells 100,000 smartphones in 86 secs

Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, may not exactly be big outside of China. But you can't doubt its local appeal; its latest Xiaomi3 smartphone sold out in 86 seconds after being available for pre-order online. Announcing the successful sale on its Sina Weibo page, the Chinese brand stated it sold 100,000 Mi3 units in under two minutes. The smartphone was formally announced on 5 September at a news conference in Beijing, after which the device was made available for pre-order on Weibo, where the company routinely conducts sales of its news devices.

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