It seems Xiaomi the Chinese mobile vendor is exploring the mass Indian smartphone market. After the six flash sale of Mi 3, the company has officially announced the flash sale of its entry-level smartphone Redmi 1S on September 2nd 2014 exclusively through Flipkart.
Xiaomi will bring its 40,000 units of Redmi 1S smartphone for the flash sale and pre-registration for the same has already been started. According to Flipkart over 1 lakh people have already registered for the sale and the pre-registration will close on 1st September 2014 midnight. Flipkart First subscribers will have a chance to buy the smartphone a day early in September 1st 2014. The final sales will commence on 2nd September 2014 at 2PM and probably it will only last for a few seconds.
In the wake of Redmi 1S sales, Xiaomi has discontinued the sale of Mi 3 smartphone. According to the company, they won’t be selling any more Mi 3 smartphone at the moment and instead focus on selling the Redmi 1S. There is also speculation that Xiaomi may launch its latest flagship smartphone Mi 4 in Indian market in the coming months.
Coming back to Redmi 1S smartphone and specification, the entry-level Android smartphone spots a 4.7 inch 720p IPS display powered by 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Cortex-A7 core and 1GB RAM. It got 8GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 64GB using microSD card. On the back it got a 8 megapixel camera with an extra-large 1.4m sensor and a 5 plastic lens. On the connectivity side Redmi 1S got dual-SIM capability and supports 3G, 2G networks along with WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0LE. The smartphone runs on Android 4.3 with company’s MIUI version 5 with Google Play store support. [more detail]
- 4.7 inch IPS display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB RAM
- Adreno 305 GPU
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean optimized with MIUI
- 8MP camera on back with LED flash and 1.6 MP front camera
- 8GB internal storage that can be expanded using microSD
- Dual SIM
- 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0LE
- 2000mAh changeable Li-ion battery
Source – Flipkart Mi