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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

The Redmi Note 8 series consists of three devices. (Image source: Redmi via Weibo)
The Redmi Note 8 series consists of three devices. (Image source: Redmi via Weibo)
Xiaomi has been celebrating the sales of over 30 million smartphones from the Redmi Note 8 series, which was launched in August 2019. Redmi general manager Lu Weibing has been talking about the success of the Redmi Note 8 and also delivering news of temporary price cuts for certain models. Apparently, a focus on young users has contributed to the amazing sales record.
Daniel R Deakin,

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.

Lu Weibing has offered some reasons behind the tremendous success of the Redmi Note 8, which seem to boil down to considering what young users want in a smartphone, allowing for technology inclusiveness, ensuring product quality, and basically wanting to deliver the Redmi Note 8 devices at attractive prices. Somewhat ironically (according to the machine translation), he also stated the company wanted to “pursue information transparency”, which appears to fly in the face of recent accusations put against Xiaomi and its privacy policy.

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.

Redmi Note 8 series sales. (Image source: Redmi via Weibo)
Redmi Note 8 series sales. (Image source: Redmi via Weibo)
Temporary promo sale. (Image source: Redmi via Weibo)
Temporary promo sale. (Image source: Redmi via Weibo)

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Lu Weibing on Weibo (in Chinese)

via Gizmochina

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05- 6 (Update: 2020-05- 6)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.