The first Poco F1 sale, which took place earlier today, happened to be unlike usual Xiaomi flash sales. It was available not just a few seconds but for more than a couple of minutes. This is not because the Poco F1 didn’t attract as much attention as we had expected but because the company had anticipated the high demand.
As per the information shared by Poco India, it was able to sell devices worth Rs 200 crore (Rs 2 billion) in the first flash sale. Considering an average price of Rs 22,490 – since only 6GB variants went for sale today, Xiaomi easily sold almost 90,000 units of the Poco F1 which is great for the smartphone introductory sale.
#POCOF1: thank you all for a fantastic response to the first sale!
We're happy to announce that we generated ₹200+ cr in less than 5 minutes today, making this the BIGGEST & FASTEST flagship sale ever on @Flipkart!
Thank you, Masters Of Speed. Next sale is on 5th September! pic.twitter.com/cydGtGjlb6
— POCO India #POCOM2 (@IndiaPOCO) August 29, 2018
Poco didn’t share exact numbers on the sale of individual variant separately but taking note of the fact that the 6GB+64GB variant went out of stock first, there is a good chance the Xiaomi off-shoot managed to sell even more Poco F1 units.
In comparison, OnePlus was able to rake up sales worth Rs 100 crore (or just half) during the first sale of the OnePlus 6. If we also consider that the OnePlus 6 is at Rs 14,000 more expensive than the Poco F1, it’s safe to say that the number of units sold then was much less. However, the other face of the coin is that the OnePlus 6 is available via open sale and there’s no breakage in availability. In fact, the company had managed to sell 1 million units of the OnePlus 6 in just the first 22 days of sale.
Poco also said that the next sale of the Poco F1 will be held on September 5. However, there was no information about whether the 8GB model will be available for sale this time or not.
The Poco F1 comes with great specifications at a super effective price but whether it is worth that wait is something we will note in our full review of the Poco F1, which will be out soon. Now, what remains to be seen is whether Poco F1 will be able to shake up the prominence that the OnePlus 6 maintains in the market.