Xiaomi Redmi 1s went on sale today at 2 pm on Flipkart. Over 2,50,000 people had registered for it and 40,000 units were only available for purchase. It was literally war out there and we emerged victorious by successfully placing an order for a friend. Registration starts at 6 pm today. To register go here, now.
Fortunately, we were able to place an order but literally many people ie, over 2,00,000 people would have turned disappointed by the scheme of things. Many recalled their horror with the Mi 3 sales as they couldn’t get it that time as well. The official numbers are still not yet but we expect the Xiaomi Redmi 1s to be sold out in near about 2 seconds.
For all those who got “Out of stock!” banner today, do try again next week on September 9. The registration should start today at 6pm and we will keep you updated about it. A screen protector as well as SIM card adapter would be given free with every Redmi 1s order and would be automatically added to your cart if you have successfully placed the order.
To recap on the specifications, Redmi 1s is a budget phone from Xiaomi which is priced at Rs. 5,999. It has a 4.7 inch 720P LED IPS Display with 321 ppi. It comes with QualcommSnapdragon 400 MSM8228 1.6GHz processor. On the camera front, it has a 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.6 megapixel front facing camera for selfies. It comes with a 2050 mAh removable battery. It has AGC Dragontrail scratch resistant glass instead of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Redmi 1s has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It weighs 158 grams and is 9.9 mm in thickness. It comes with an expandable storage slot which can fit in SD cards up to 64GB. It will come preloaded with Android 4.3 JellyBean (upgradable to 4.4 Kitkat) with MIUI v5 on top. It is a dual SIM phone with only one SIM supporting 3G. You can find more about it here.
Xiaomi has also started selling the Piston 2 headphones today and we have already reviewedthem. You can check out our review here. They are out of stock now and we do not have any idea how many were in stock but expect it to be available again in few days time.
So, It’s Time to Go Red and it went Red!