Xiaomi sells over 150K Redmi Y1 phones in 3 minutes

Xiaomi announced the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite on Thursday, and their first flash sale today, saw over 150,000 units sold in just three minutes. The information was confirmed by Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India Managing Director.

The extremely affordable devices were introduced by Xiaomi in New Delhi last Thursday, accompanied by a cheeky #LoveYourselfie slogan, since the Redmi Y1 has a 16 MP camera and LED flash on the front. The device can also fit two SIM cards and a microSD one at the same time.

The 3 GB RAM version costs INR8,999 ($140), while the 4 GB RAM variant is INR10,999 ($170). The cheaper Redmi Y1 Lite goes for INR6,999 ($110) and comes with a basic 5 MP selfie snapper.

The next flash sale will be on November 15, starting at noon Indian time. The phone will appear at and Amazon India.