Xiaomi’s selfie-centric Redmi Y3 budget phone is seemingly off to a blazing start in India. Amazon India says the Redmi Y3 sold out in just 12 seconds in its first flash sale on Tuesday – there’s no word on the number of units that went on sale though. Also, since the numbers are coming from Amazon India, these shouldn’t consider Redmi Y3 sales on Mi.com/in.
“Amazon India witnessed a lightning fast sale for the Redmi Y3 from Xiaomi that sold out in 12 seconds flat today during its first flash sale at 12 noon today on Amazon.in,” the e-retail giant said in a press statement.
The Redmi Y3 will go on sale for all again on May 4 3PM and will be up for grabs until May 7 during Amazon India’s summer promotional sales event – Amazon Prime users get early access on May 3 from 3PM onwards.
The Redmi Y3 has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 9,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, going all the way to Rs 11,999 for the top-end variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Redmi Y3 is available for buying from Amazon India, Mi.com/in online store – it will be available for buying from Mi Home stores later.
Speaking of specs, the Redmi Y3 comes with a 6.26-inch 720p+ (HD+) display with a teardrop/waterdrop style notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor and runs Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10. The dual-SIM phone pack a 4,000mAh battery under the hood with 5V/2A charging through micro-USB.
On to the optics, the Redmi Y3 comes with dual rear cameras consisting of a 12MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP sensor for depth sensing. On the front, the Redmi Y3 comes with a 32MP camera.
In other news, Xiaomi's budget flagship, aka Redmi Note 7 Pro, now supports Fortnite in India. Xiaomi is bringing Fortnite support to the Redmi Note 7 Pro through a new MIUI 10.2.10.0 update.