Xiaomi held the flash sale of their super-budget Android smartphone, the Redmi 1S on 2nd September. This is the second product of Xiaomi, the Chinese brand which made its debut in India, late July 2014. Taking into consideration and experience from their prior flash sales, Xiaomi placed a whopping 40,000 handsets on the counter, for a sweet price of Rs 5,999 each. To impress the Xiaomi fans, Xiaomi also threw in a complimentary micro SIM to mini SIM card tray (convertor) and a scratch guard for the display. Sadly, Xiaomi customers who managed to get thier purchase through, on 2nd September, will only receive their handsets around 10 days later. Flipkart has officially stated that the deliveries would be within 7 - 10 days. Early birds who registered with Flipkart for the handset will receive their goodies within 2 - 3 days. These early birds are the first 2,000 customers who are Flipkart First Subscribers, who got priority access to the Redmi 1S handsets one day prior to the sales, i.e. on the 1St of September. The 9th September sale will not have the early access to Flipkart First Subscriber offer.
Learning from their previous experience during the Mi 3 sales, Flipkart and Xiaomi has hosted another 40,000 handsets for the Redmi 1S for the 9 September sale as more than three lakh people had already registered for a unit this time.
The Redmi 1S is a great value-for-money handset. With a quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch HD IPS display and an above-average 8MP camera, the Redmi 1S is a well-priced budget handset selling for a mere Rs 5,999. The Xiaomi smartphones and tablets feature the MIUI operating system (MIUI V5), which is based on a custom Android Jelly Bean firmware, designed by the Xiaomi team themselves. The UI and OS are tweaked with themes, and skins, which make the handset a cross between the iOS and Android smartphone. If you are looking for a powerful quad-core-based handset on a low budget, the Redmi 1S is what we definitely recommend.
The Redmi 1S will be on sale today and registrations for the sale have closed....