Xiaomi on Monday announced it had shipped 1.75 million units of the Redmi Note 3 in just five months. The company also pointed to a recent IDC report that said it had shipped 880,000 units of the smartphone in the online channel in Q2 2016 – which it claims is almost twice the volume of the next-highest shipped smartphone in India during the period.
The Chinese company quotes Karthik J, Senior Market Analyst, Client Devices, IDC India, to say, “Redmi Note 3 was not only the top selling model in online channel but also a star product for the vendor contributing to the majority of Xiaomi’s total shipments in Q2 2016.”
A separate IDC statement quoted by Xiaomi adds, “Redmi Note 3 is the single highest-shipped smartphone ever in the history of India’s online market in any given quarter.”
To recall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Review) was launched in India in March.
Xiaomi entered the Indian market in July 2014, and in the two years till July 2016, the company claims to have enjoyed a 72 percent year-on-year growth rate in terms of smartphone sales in the country.
Xiaomi India Head, Manu Jain, added, “It has been extremely encouraging to witness the overwhelming support for Redmi Note 3 in India, such that it has become the best-selling smartphone ever in the online market. We cannot thank our Mi Fans enough for such an incredible response and making this success possible for us. Our commitment towards Make in India has further acted as a catalyst in meeting the demand for our popular Redmi series. We are committed to sustaining the momentum and will continue to launch amazing products here in India.”