The Chinese cellphone company Xiaomi has been wildly successful this year, and yesterday was a big one: the company sold its entire 100,000 stock of budget “Xiaomi Hongmi” cellphones in 90 seconds flat.
The new phone costs $129, and is exclusive to China Mobile, as TechInAsia reports:
The Xiaomi Hongmi has a 720p 4.7-inch screen, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor (a budget MediaTek MT6589T), and an 8-megapixel rear camera. It supports only TD-SCDMA 3G, so it can only be used on China Mobile with 3G data.
As we reported earlier this morning, Xiaomi has raised its sales target for the year from 15 million to 20 million smartphones, boosted by this new budget model.
This first batch of 100,000 phones will be followed by many more; there are now more than 7 million pre-orders waiting on the next batches of Hongmi’s. No word yet on whether these phones will destroy your apartment and/or your eyes.
[Image via TechInAsia]