Xiaomi Mi 3 sales discontinued in India, Focus on Redmi and Mi4
After the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S on Tuesday, it’s being reported that the company has decided to discontinue sales, at least temporarily. Xiaomi might not have enough stocks available to increase the supply in India in the near future, and since the Redmi Note and the Mi 4 flagship are expected to launch here shortly too it seems unlikely that the Mi 3 will be brought back on sale in India anytime soon.
Head of Xiaomi’s operations in India, said -
“Over next few weeks, we will focus on Redmi 1S, and Mi 3 won’t be available. We will take the final call after few weeks, once we have more visibility / data points. The next few things that we will be launching are Mi 4, our flagship product; Mi pad, which is a tablet and Mi Band, a health band. Mi 4 will come to India towards the end of the year, post-Diwali in all likelihood.”
Every time the Mi 3 was put up for sale, it got solf out in a matter of seconds and this was causing lot of frustration and anger in prospective customers. To avoid a situation where Xiaomi has sufficient stocks of neither the Mi 3 or Redmi 1S, Xiaomi is focussing on the Redmi series which is reportedly easier to produce compared to the Mi 3.