Asus counters Xiaomi: ‘We sold 40,000 Zenfones in just four days on Flipkart’
Unlike Xiaomi, Asus has been in India as a major player in the computing space for a few years now.In the past few weeks, amidst all the din about Xiaomi and its hard-to-get phone, Indian smartphone aficionados seem to have forgotten about the other big budget phone that was launched around the same time, the Asus Zenfone. Now, Peter Chang, Regional Head for South Asia & Country Manager for ASUS India, says they sold out 40,000 units of the series within the first four days of its launch on Flipkart alone. In comparison, Xiaomi seems to have sold around 40,000 units of its Mi3 smartphone in three weekly sales so far.
The Zenfone series comes in three sizes — four, five and six inches — with prices starting as low as 5,999. Initially, these phones too were available only on Flipkart.com.
“We are overwhelmed by the response… as many as 40,000 units were sold out within the first four days of launch,” said Chang, adding that the Taiwanese company now expected the sales figure of cross one lakh soo. “The Zenfone series stocks have been refilled numerous times and are being restocked at regular intervals,” he told IndianExpress.com.