Xiaomi Redmi 4A flash sale goes out of stock within minutes
The sale which began at 12 noon ended within 2 minutes of it going on sale.
Xiaomi on Thursday launched its budget smartphone the Redmi 4A priced at Rs 5,999. The successor to the Redmi 3S was sold through its flash sale on Amazon and its own website Mi.com. However, the sale which began at 12 noon ended within minutes of it going on sale.
Like with many of Xiaomi's flash sales the smartphone was sold out just after going on sale. While people were surprised to see the 'Out of Stock' on Mi.com, on Amazon people has to be put on wait list or some didn't even get that option.
#Redmi4A Mi India out of stock in 2mins
— #Katamarayudu (@akpmegastar) March 23, 2017
— Vinod Naik (@naikvin) March 23, 2017
This did not go well with many who were looking to buy the newly launched smartphone. Some who took to Twitter even said that the Amazon site had crashed at 12 pm when they went to buy the smartphone.
— Azhar Zamindar (@azhar_zamindar) March 23, 2017
— Mohammad Zaid Alam (@zaid_iec) March 23, 2017
Others complained that the 'Add to Cart' button was not working and as a result was not able to purchase the Redmi 4A.
— Amit Andani (@amitandani) March 23, 2017
This is a recurring problem many customers have faced with Xiaomi flash sales. It can be recalled that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was sold out within minutes just last month. However, the company has always not been able to match the demand for their smartphones time and again. Leaving several potential customers angry.
The Redmi 4A is a 4G VoLTE smartphone and comes with a 3120 mAh battery capacity and has 5 inch HD display with 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB. It also comes with a 2GB RAM and 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, a 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with MIUI 8 operating system.
Redmi 4A has dual SIM slot which supports two SIM cards to send and receive messages from two different phone numbers.
It also features a polycarbonate (plastic) unibody design and will be available in three colours, Gold, Rose Gold and Dark Grey.