Xiaomi’s Redmi Note phablet went on sale on Flipkart today for the second time, and as is the tradition with these kind of sales, it was all over in a matter of seconds. Nearly 75,000 units of the phablet flew out of Flipkart’s shelves in eight seconds. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Asus VivoBook 14, and more
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As mentioned above, this was Xiaomi second flash sale for the Redmi Note, after 50,000 units of the phablet were sold out in six seconds last week. While the Redmi Note marks the return of Xiaomi’s out-of-stock-in-seconds tradition, it has also inadvertently given rise to a black market of sorts. A large number of users are registering for these sales to book the device, only to later sell them on websites like eBay or OLX at a premium.
The Chinese company has also put up its entry-level Redmi 1S for sale on Flipkart, sans any registrations. While it went on sale yesterday, the smartphone is still in stocks at the time of filing the story.
To recap on the specifications, the Redmi Note flaunts a 5.5-inch HD (1280 720 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 267ppi, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.7GHz Mediatek MT6592 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM.
The phablet features a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB internal storage and 3,100mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and on the software front it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean wrapped under MIUI version 5.