Redmi Note 3 highest shipped smartphone in India: IDC

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After selling 1.75 million units in just five months, Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 device has become the highest shipped smartphone in the history of India’s online market in any given quarter, a new report claimed on Monday.

According to analyst firm IDC’s “India Monthly Smartphone Tracker”, Xiaomi has clocked record-breaking shipments of 880,000 units of Redmi Note 3 online in the second quarter of 2016 — almost twice the volume of the second highest shipped smartphone in the online channel in India.

“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,” Karthik J, Senior Market Analyst, Client Devices, IDC India, said in a statement.

Since entering in India in July 2014, Xiaomi has showed a growth rate of 72 per cent year-on-year (July 2014 to July 2016) in terms of smartphone sales.

“Our commitment towards Make in India has further acted as a catalyst in meeting the demand for our popular Redmi series,” added Manu Jain, India Head, Xiaomi.

Launched in March this year for Rs 9,999 (2GB RAM, 16GB ROM), Redmi Note 3 was the first smartphone in India to launch with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.

The device has a 4,050mAh battery, a metal body and a fingerprint sensor.

–IANS

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