40,000 units of Xiaomi’s Redmi 1s were sold out on September 2 in just 4.2 seconds. It was literally war out there. Another 40,000 units will be up for grabs today. Xiaomi has also started selling the Piston 2 headphones today and we have already reviewed them. 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.
Xiaomi and Flipkart has just started delivering the 40,000 units which were booked on September 2. The delay was caused due to late arrival of shipment from China. Recent launch of Motorola Moto G 2nd generation also caused a few people to cancel their Redmi 1s orders, as it was delayed. We are confident all 40,000 units will be sold out instantly and Moto G or Micromax Canvas Nitro‘s launch won’t have any effect on it.
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.
The sale of Mi 3 has been suspended for an indefinite period and we believe the Redmi Note will go on sale on the first week of October.