Lu Weibing explains why over 30 million units of the Redmi Note 8 series have been sold worldwide then cuts the price of the Redmi Note 8 Pro for good measure
Lu Weibing has revealed that 30 million Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8T, and Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphones have been sold around the globe since the series was launched. The Xiaomi executive broke down that impressive statistic into some interesting sales facts. For instance, it only took one month for the series to reach one million sales and after two months over five million units had been sold.
The incredible sales figures of the Redmi Note 8 series continued to grow rapidly, with the 10-million mark reached after just three months, which according to Redmi’s boss was two months faster than the best-selling Note 7 series. After just five months, 20 million units had been sold, and now barely nine months later the Redmi Note 8 series has topped 30 million worldwide sales.
As if the Redmi Note 8 smartphones weren’t already affordable enough, the Xiaomi executive also announced a temporary price cut for certain devices, such as knocking off 100 yuan (US$14) from the price tag of the Redmi Note 8 Pro with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage to bring it down to 1,299 yuan (US$183). It seems likely it won’t be too long before the Chinese OEM is celebrating 35 or even 40 million sales of this particular series at this rate, as the whole Redmi Note line keeps going from strength to strength.