Bangalore, July 23, 2014: Indian customers with their instinct for paisa vasool or a good bargain, have booked the entire stock on offer of a made-in-China mobile phone, without having seen it, within minutes of its launch online.
Xiaomi, reports that its Mi3 handset that was offered at the online retail site Flipkart , saw 100,000 buyers pre-booking it in less than 39 minutes -- crashing the site in the process.
The phone was first announced in India on July 15, just a week before booking opened yesterday, offering buyers no chance to even look-n-feel the product.
Clearly they went by the combo of price and specs which they seemed to have liked: A 5-inch Full HD 1080p IPS display , 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800AB processor, 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, HSPA+ 3G connectivity with a large 3050 mAh battery ... with an asking price of Rs 13,999.
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