The Chinese smartphone has made a debut in Indian market with an exclusive sales tie-up with Flipkart for Mi 3.
The two companies did not reveal the number of units sold. Flipkart claim to have received 100,000 registrations for the phone between July 15 and 21, when they provided a ‘one week registration window’. Clearly, the retailer and the brand didn’t have the stocks to meet this demand. However, both companies failed to disclose the actual number of handsets sold this afternoon.
A large number of registered users were not able to order the phone due to technical difficulties encountered by Flipkart. The phone went on sale at 12 noon, soon crashing Flipkart’s server capacity, with the website throwing up 502 errors and emptying the users’ carts just before reaching the payments page. Some users also complained of being charged multiple times even when the order did not go through..