Xiaomi's Redmi Note 3 hits a home run in India

The company sells 600,000 units of the budget smartphone in India over two months, a feat that VP of international operations Hugo Barra calls "our biggest record yet" in the country.

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Xiaomi has long been a big player in China's smartphone game, but now that market is slowing, and India is the next big stage.

In what's a good sign for the company, Hugo Barra, Xiaomi's vice president of international operations, wrote a Facebook post on Tuesday announcing the Redmi Note 3 had sold 600,000 units in two months.

"In just 60 days of weekly sales, we have sold over [600,000] units of Redmi Note 3 -- our biggest record yet," he wrote.

Redmi is Xiaomi's budget line of smartphones, with the Note 3 starting at 9,999 rupees, which converts to $150, AU$200 and ‎£100. The company also offers more premium devices in their Mi series, like the latest Mi 5.