100,000 HongMi handsets sold in just two minutes (talk about records Apple and Samsung)

Wayne Bond October 12, 2013 0
100,000 HongMi handsets sold in just two minutes (talk about records Apple and Samsung)

We have some interesting news for all our readers. If you thought that Apple and Samsung are the only ones ruling the smartphone business and making and breaking sales record, then you are wrong! Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has managed to sell 100,000 units of its Xiaomi HongMi Android smartphone in just over 2 minutes!

Yes, you read it right! 100,000 units in just over 2 minutes, 2 minutes and 5 seconds to be precise. This information was given out by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer on its Weibo account and we are sure that the company feels proud about the same.

If you are wondering whether there is something really unique and special about this HongMi smartphone (a name which you most probably must never have heard about till now), the answer is NO! the Xiaomi HongMi is just like any other Android smartphone with a mid-segment hardware configuration.


The device has a 4.7-inch touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This is the same screen size and display resolution as the Motorola Moto X. The Xiaomi HongMi is equipped with the MTK MT6589T chipset and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, standard graphics and 1GB of RAM. The device has only 4GB of internal storage, out of which we believe that a high percentage will already be used up by the OS. But there is a microSD card slot onboard that will allow consumers to expand storage as and when required.

Other important features include an 8MP primary camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The Xiaomi HongMi smartphone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. It is priced in China for 799 Yuan (around $131) and is available in a variety of lively colors including Red, Yellow, Light Blue, Sky Blue and more.

By the way, you will also be amazed to know that Xiaomi was able to hire Hugo Barra from Google to come and join the Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Hugo Barra serves as the Vice President of the company now. Finally, here’s a quick recap of the key specifications of the Xiaomi HongMi.

Xiaomi HongMi

  • 4.7-inch touchscreen display
  • 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution
  • MTK MT6589T chipset
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card support
  • 8MP primary camera
  • 1.3MP secondary camera
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Price: 799 Yuan (around $131)

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