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Pandemic no obstacle as Xiaomi ships 20 million Redmi Note 9 series phones in just four months

The Redmi Note 9. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi Note 9. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has announced that it has shipped 20 million units of devices in the Redmi Note 9 series globally. That's an amazing number, especially since it was done in just four months, placing Redmi Note 9 sales well ahead of that of the already impressive Redmi Note 8 series.

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro back in April last year. A few days ago, the company finally announced that it has sold 20 million units of phones in the series, making for an impressive figure. 

20 million units of phones in a generation is an astounding number that continues the trend of Xiaomi's Redmi Note series being the company's bread and butter. It's important to note that this figure was valid as at September 27. Since then, Xiaomi has likely sold millions upon millions of Redmi Note 9 phones, especially since it launched the Redmi Note 9 4G, Redmi Note 9 5G, and Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G trio last month. 

The Redmi Note 8 series was launched in August 2019. By May 2020, nine months after its debut, Xiaomi announced that it had sold a whopping 30 million units. In comparison, the Redmi Note 9 series was released in early May. Just four months after, in September, 20 million units had been shipped globally. That's a stunning figure by all metrics and puts Xiaomi well on course to smash the Redmi Note 8 series' sales number.

This is in spite of the pandemic that ground the global economy to a crawl last year, with smartphone sales seeing declines year-on-year every quarter. That considered, it's telling that Xiaomi was able to sell 20 million Redmi Note 9 series phones in such a short time—solid evidence of the company's growing strength as a major player in the market.

Buy the Redmi Note 9 Pro on Amazon.

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Ricci Rox, 2021-01-10 (Update: 2021-01-10)