Within just four months of their launch in India, the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have together crossed the 5 million sales mark in India, Xiaomi claimed earlier today. In a tweet, Xiaomi’s India head, Manu Kumar Jain, said that the company believes the two devices represent the fastest a phone has crossed the mark. The Redmi Note 5 duo were launched in India on February 14 at prices starting from Rs 9,999.
WOW! Redmi Note 5 series has crossed 5 Mn sales in India within 4 months of launch! 🎉
We believe it's the fastest selling phone series to cross 5M mark 💪
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) June 28, 2018
For context, the Redmi Note 4, which was reportedly the best-selling phone in India last year, took six months to reach the 5 million mark in the country, according to Jain. The device apparently went on to sell around 10 million units within one year of launch.
Jain also looked to address the unrelenting complains about the flash sales model, which often leave buyers confused and disappointed. According to him, the company is working hard to ramp up supplies of the two devices so as to make it easier for consumers to buy them.
As a refresher, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro both feature 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (1080×2160 pixels) displays, but while the former is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, the latter was the first phone to launch with the Snapdragon 636 under the hood. Also, while the former is offered in 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB configurations, the latter comes with 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB options.
In terms of cameras, the Note 5 has a single 12MP rear camera sensor, while the Note 5 Pro sports dual rear cameras with a 12MP+5MP setup. Both devices originally shipped with the company’s proprietary MIUI 9 ROM that’s based on Nougat, but has since started receiving the Android Oreo update.