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Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Got 15 Million Signups For Its Newest Phablet

• http://www.businessinsider.com, Steve Kovach
But earlier today, Xiaomi had a lot of people freaking out when it tweeted that it got a whopping 122 million pre-orders for the phone.
 
According to a Xiaomi spokesperson, the tweet is wrong. The company actually got 15 million signups on its website for the RedMi Note. 

It's unclear why Xiaomi tweeted the wrong number. In fact, the tweet links to a report from a news site that's not even affiliated with Xiaomi. It's possible something got lost in translation here.

The RedMi Note is Xiaomi's first phablet. It has a 5.5-inch screen, 13 megapixel camera, and a large battery for extended use. But what's more impressive is that the phone only costs about $130. Most high-end phablets cost at least $600.
 
Xiaomi phones are growing in popularity in China. Through its online store, the company often sells out new models within a few minutes. It also has a devoted fan base, so some people have called it the "Apple of China." 

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