Xiaomi Has Reportedly Sold Over 15 Million MI-2 Smartphones
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has apparently sold over 15 million units of its popular MI-2 smartphone. Although the handset is available for purchase in multiple markets, the device sold predominantly in China and its neighboring regions. Part of the reason for the handset’s massive success is its ultra-low price tag.
The MI-2 is sold in two variants in China. One of these comes with 16GB of internal storage and an 8 megapixel camera while the other model packs 32GB of storage and a 13 megapixel sensor. In celebration of the company’s massive achievement, the prices of the entry level handset has been slashed to CNY 1,299 ($211). The top of the line model still costs CNY 1,799 or $291.
The MI-2 was launched in late 2012 with several new flagships being shown off after that, including the MI-3 which is the company’s latest offering. The manufacturer is also known for its low cost Redmi handset which recently started rolling out to global markets.
Xiaomi welcomed ex VP of Product Management for Android, Hugo Barra, when he left Google back in August last year. During the same time, it was announced that the company has massive ambitions to go global, although we haven’t seen that materialize as of yet.