Flipkart and Xiaomi continue its 'gone in seconds' trend even with the fifth round of sales for the Redmi 1S. This week the company had put up 60,000 Redmi 1S units on sale, yet again. It has now revealed via its social channel that all the units were sold out' in 13.9 seconds. The Facebook and Twitter posts read, "Stay tuned for something special next week."
With the Indian festive season approaching soon, Xiaomi recently revealed it aims to sell 1,00,000 Mi 3 phones every week. There is also the possibility that the special announcement next week could be the Xiaomi Note. The larger Redmi Note has a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display. It boasts the 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, that we have seen on the HTC Desire 616 and Micromax Canvas Knight. It features a healthy 1.7GB of RAM, making it one of the cheapest smarpthone with such an high amount of RAM.
The Redmi 1S is Xiaomi's second blockbuster smartphone, following the higher-end Mi 3. Just like the Mi 3, it comes with high-end specs at an economical price tag of Rs 5,999. Following the similar annoying strategy seen during Mi3 flash sale, users will have to register with Flipkart to participate in the sale. Registration doesn’t guarantee a unit and it only means you are eligible to buy one. The company claims to have already received over 1,00,000 registrations, but the window is still open. No wonder, the company is accused of creating more demand than it can supply.
The Redmi 1S sports a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display. It comes with 16GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot that further expands it up to 64GB. It is fuelled by a 2000mAh battery and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Xiaomi’s MIUI layer on top. There’s an 8MP rear shooter and a 1.6MP front camera.
Compared to smartphones in the similar price range, the Redmi 1S sports a larger and sharper 312 ppi display, thanks to the HD resolution. In terms of processing speed, it should offer a tad better performance than the Moto E and Asus Zenfone 4. Here’s our full review of the Redmi 1s. Also find out how it stacks up against the Moto E and Zenfone 4.
Updated Date: Sep 30, 2014 17:10 PM