Xiaomi celebrates exceptional Black Shark 4 and Redmi K40 series sales figures
Xiaomi is having a bumper year, and it has plenty of hardware to launch even before the end of the month. So far, the company has released the Black Shark 4 series, new POCO smartphones and the Redmi K40 series, and that is without talking about the Mi 11. Now, Xiaomi has announced early sales figures for the Black Shark 4 series, following its launch this week. In short, they are mighty impressive, especially considering the volume of gaming smartphones that its competitors have already released this year.
According to the company, people spent CNY 200 million (~US$30.5 million) on Black Shark 4 handsets in 5 minutes of them going on sale. Xiaomi charges between CNY 2,499 (~US$382) and CNY 5,299 (~US$810) for the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro, which come with the Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 888, respectively. Going off those prices, then Xiaomi sold between just over 37,000 and 80,000 units in five minutes.
Xiaomi is yet to expand on these figures, but it has done so on how many Redmi K40 series devices it has sold. Earlier this month, Xiaomi announced that it had sold over 300,000 Redmi K40 handsets within five minutes of launch, casting a shadow over the Black Shark 4 series' performance somewhat. The volume of Redmi K40 series units sold in China has grown to over 1 million though, underlining the Redmi K series' popularity in Xiaomi's home market.
Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi 11 Lite series on Monday, along with the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. Additionally, March 29 will mark the Mi Mix series' return, which has been missing in action since the Mi Mix 3, arguably.