Xiaomi, the popular Chinese smartphone brand, which recently launched in Singapore, has just launched its most popular smartphone Mi3 in Taiwan. Customers in Taiwan can purchase the phone from its website xiaomi.tw starting from 26 February yesterday.
Xiaomi, which has been in business for over three years, has outpaced Taiwan’s largest smartphone maker HTC to take the fifth spot in China’s smartphone market behind Samsung, Apple, Nokia and Huawei.
According to Far EasTone, one of Taiwan’s main telco, Xiaomi has sold over 200,000 smartphones in the local market in 2013, including 100,000 units of the Mi2S and 100,000 units of the Redmi.
Earlier in December, when the company launched the cheaper version of Redmi in Taiwan, a total of 10,000 devices were available for orders online. According to an announcement on Facebook, Taiwanese participants snatched up all the Redmi devices in 9 minutes and 50 seconds.
When its flagship product Xiaomi MI3 was launched today, all 10,000 devices were snapped up in 3 minutes and 10 seconds.
Earlier last week, Xiaomi had their first online sales of Redmi in Singapore. Similarly, all the devices were sold out in 8 minutes. Xiaomi did not reveal how many devices were sold. It will make its flagship product Xiaomi Mi3 for sales on March 7. We expect the device to be snapped up quickly as well.