Xiaomi today announced it has sold three million smartphones in India since its launch last July. The Chinese smartphone maker initially sold its devices exclusively via Flipkart but has since started selling them on Amazon, Snapdeal and even its Mi.com store. It has also started a pilot of selling phones in offline retail stores. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could launch as a high-end phone with tons of exciting featuresAlso Read - Xiaomi confirms Mi 11 Lite colour variants in India: Here are the options available
Last December Xiaomi announced it had sold a million smartphones in India, which was just five months after its launch. It then crossed the two million mark in March this year, which means it took Xiaomi just four months to sell a million units. The next million, however, took six months. Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021
In these six months, Xiaomi launched the Mi 4i, which was launched globally in India first. The Redmi 2, which according to the company is one of its best selling smartphone, was also launched in March this year.
India is Xiaomi’s biggest market outside China and it has started manufacturing smartphones in partnership with Foxconn in Andhra Pradesh. However, the company still faces a few problems in India, especially with its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit with Ericsson that bars it from selling smartphones running on Mediatek chipsets in the country. This ongoing case has ensured that Xiaomi isn’t able to sell the recently launched Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 2 phablets in India. In a statement issued to BGR India, the company had mentioned it had no plans to launch the two devices in the country.