mi 520x520 Chinas Xiaomi sells 10,000 phones in 10 minutes in first overseas flash saleSelling smartphones in batches is one tactic that has earned Xiaomi a following in China. The fast-growing company recently sold 100,000 of its flagship Mi3 in under 90 seconds, and (impressively) shifted 150,000 Mi3s in 10 minutes via a chat app.

This time around it held its first overseas sale — in Taiwan — which saw 10,000 units of its lower-budget Hongmi device snapped up inside 10 minutes, as Tech In Asia notes.

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It is still early days for Xiaomi overseas: initially it began selling the Mi3 through operators and partners in Taiwan and Hong Kong, but it has plans to up the ante with a dedicated hub in Southeast Asia next year.

➤ In its first flash sale outside China, Xiaomi sold 10,000 smartphones in under 10 minutes [Tech In Asia]

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