Today Xiaomi’s new flagship went on sale and was swiftly sold out in 53 seconds only. And though the second round of sales is set to take place on March 5, many customers hurried to accuse the company in reproducing the same ‘monkey’s behavior’. As you remember, in the previous years, any flagship (and even non-flagship) model launched by this brand got the status of ‘out of stock’ very quickly. A few days ago, Lei Jun said the Xiaomi Mi 9 has sufficient stock. Seems there is a mismatch between his words and the reality. To make it clear, later today, Xiaomi officially issued a statement saying that in fact, the Mi 9 has enough stocking, but they are just taking care of both online and offline sales.
Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin said on Weibo that the total amount of the Xiaomi Mi 9 units is not less than that of the Redmi Note7. But as the Redmi brand models are mainly sold online, most of the first-selling goods are on the e-commerce platforms. In this sense, the Xiaomi brand is focusing on the online platform only now. So those units that were sent to the online channels were sold out quickly, but there is still a sufficient number of Xiaomi Mi 9 units at offline channels, such as Xiaomi Home and Xiaomi Authorized Store. In addition, Lin Bin also said that those who did not manage to buy their own Mi 9 through online channels, should wait for a little because Xiaomi will speed up, and strive to produce more in the first month.
At present, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has opened the next round of appointments in Xiaomi Mall, Jingdong and other major e-commerce platforms. The release time is 10:00 on March 5, 6GB+128GB is set to cost 2999 yuan ($448), and the 8GB+128GB is priced at 3299 yuan ($493). There are three colors to choose from: holographic illusion blue, holographic illusion purple, and deep space gray. At the same time, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition and the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE will hit the market on March 1 at a price tag of 3999 yuan ($597) and 1999 yuan (6GB + 64GB version, $298), respectively.