Xiaomi offering 1,50,000 Redmi 1s units on sale today


Today is Flipkart's “The Big Billion Day Sale" and the e-retailer along with Xiaomi has put up 1,50,000 units of the Redmi 1s on sale. Users don't need to register for the devices and the sale that started at 8 am today. This isn't surprising as Xiaomi had recently revealed it aims to sell 1,00,000 Mi 3 phones every week during the Indian festive season.

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.


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