Xiaomi's highly anticipated Mi Note 2 went on sale in China for the first time, and as expected, the flash sale lasted just 50 seconds. Xiaomi initially makes smaller batches of units available to customers, ramping up production later on in the product's lifecycle. Xiaomi didn't mention how many units of the Mi Note 2 were made available, but customers are now eligible to register for the second flash sale, which is slated for November 8.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Xiaomi will also kick off the first flash sale of the bezel-less Mi Mix on November 4. Either product is unlikely to make its way outside of China, but third-party sellers like GearBest are already starting to take pre-orders for the global version of the Mi Note 2 and the Mi Mix.

The variant of the Mi Note 2 with 6GB of RAM, Snapdragon 821, 128GB storage, and global LTE bands is slated to go on sale for ¥3,499 ($515) in China, and the same commands a premium on GearBest, where it is available for $629. Same goes for the Mi Mix, with the retail $590 version with 6GB of RAM and 256GB storage listed for $750. The retailer will start deliveries after December 15.