Xiaomi made the headlines once again when they announced that Mi 3 will make a comeback this Diwali along with plans of selling 100,000 units of Mi 3 and Redmi phones per week. But as usual, its tuesday today and 60,000 units of Redmi 1s will go on sale at 2pm on Flipkart.
60,000 units of Xiaomi’s Redmi 1s were sold out on September 23 in just 5.2 seconds. It was literally war out there. Now, another 60,000 units will be up for grabs on September 30.
If you have pre-registered for the Redmi 1s flash sale, you need to be online around 1 pm and log into your Flipkart account. Refresh the page just 10 minutes prior to the countdown ie, at 1:50 pm and you should be fine(tried and tested method). Please ensure you have a stable internet connection or else you won’t have much chance of getting the Redmi 1s. We have also reported about the rampant black marketing of the Xiaomi Redmi 1s, which might lead to many people getting disappointed after the sale. Although, Xiaomi did take steps against black marketing of Redmi 1s by reducing the check out time in previous sale to 12am on the same day.
We saw Google launching the Android One initiative with three smartphones from Karbonn, Micromax and Spice. They have been priced around Rs 6,400 which is close to Redmi 1s’ price and will be available exclusively on Snapdeal, Amazon and Flipkart respectively till September end. After that, they will be available in retail stores across India unlike the Redmi 1s. We are still confident that all 60,000 units will be sold out instantly and Android One’s launch won’t have any effect on it.
Xiaomi is looking to sell 100,000 smartphones every week during Diwali according to a report by Reuters. This would mean Xiaomi would be subsequently selling the Redmi 1s as well as the Mi 3 together during Diwali.
“For the Diwali month we’re chartering planes from Hong Kong to India to bring in Mi 3 and Redmi phones because it’s too much product, ” Hugo Barra said.
We wonder if “Redmi phones” also include the Redmi Note. Redmi Note should be launching in October if we follow Xiaomi’s product launch cycle closely. Also, official Redmi Note Flip Cover has been listed on Flipkart, priced at Rs 282. We could head in for three different situations this Diwali.
- Firstly, Redmi 1s sale will continue with 60,000 units along with the addition of 40,000 units of Mi 3.
- Secondly, Redmi 1s will be discontinued in favour of Redmi Note and comeback of the Mi 3.
- Lastly but highy unlikely, Xiaomi could sell all these three devices, Xiaomi Mi 3, Redmi 1s and Redmi Note together during the Diwali month.
If you are a Xiaomi fan who has been disappointed with the departure of Mi 3 as well as low units in comparison to demand, you are headed for a superb Diwali.
The Mi 4 will not launch in the festive season but will come at the end of this year early December.