The Redmi Note 7 reportedly sold out 9 minutes into its first day on sale
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Redmi appears to have had a very successful first day as a commercial smartphone brand. This term had had a previous life as a Xiaomi smartphone line. However, it now sells its own devices under its own name. It released its first device, the Note 7, today in China. It is also the first device to feature a 48MP Samsung sensor among its main triple-camera set-up. Redmi representatives claim that all units earmarked for this event have gone, and that this took only 9 minutes.
This is a potentially impressive chunk that has been taken out of the million devices Redmi reportedly plans to sell in January. On the other hand, the brand has not released official, accurate figures for this inaugural sales event yet. Should their initial claims be proven true, they may well become dwarfed by the Note 7's rumored sister device in any case. This device is also thought to feature a 48MP sensor, but one that is Sony IMX rather than Samsung. In addition, the 'Note 7 Pro' may also be powered by a superior SoC.
Nevertheless, Lu Weibing, who is the brand's general manager, and also a Xiaomi executive, stated that Redmi had "won its first battle" as a brand. He also thanked workers and fans of the new sub-OEM on social media, for their hard work and support respectively. It will be interesting to see if Redmi can keep the pace set by its apparent initial achievement going in the future.