Flipkart and Xiaomi will be selling 40000 Redmi 1S units come this Tuesday, that’s on September 2, with the hope of leaving behind the drama over the Mi 3 order cancellations. This will be the very first time that the smartphone hits India and considering its price as well as the hype surrounding the brand presently, we can picture a few more flash sales for it in the future.
The first stock of 40000 handsets should come as a wee bit of relief to fans eager to purchase the Xiaomi Redmi 1S seeing as the company has been releasing its Mi 3 in small batches of 10000 to 20000 through Flipkart in India. When it launched the upcoming budget Android handset in Singapore on July 15, it only had 5000 units to offer enthusiastic buyers.
The Redmi 1S is priced at Rs 5999, a price that’s sure to undercut competitors which are currently in the form of the Asus ZenFone 4 A450CG and Moto E, both costing Rs 6999. Even if it wasn’t for the Rs 1000 difference, the Xiaomi phone would still be comparatively impressive for a low-end one.
The phone comes with a quad core Snapdragon processor and a 4.7-inch HD display. It works on 1GB RAM and has 8GB of onboard memory. In case this falls short of your hoarding requirements, there’s always the microSD card slot for adding up to 64GB of extra space.
Quick look: Xiaomi Redmi 1S specs list
– 1.6GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 chip
– 4.7-inch 1280 x 720p IPS touchscreen
– 8MP main camera w/ flash, 1.6MP front lens
– Android v4.3 with MIUI software
– 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory
– 64GB expandability via microSD card slot
– 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth
– Dual SIM card slots
– 137 x 69 x 9.9 millimeters
– 158 grams
– 2000mAh Li-ion battery
In case you still haven’t registered for the Xiaomi Redmi 1S sale on Flipkart, you have until midnight of September 1 to do so from this page.