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Xiaomi Redmi 1s announcement tomorrow; specifications and availability

Just a while back, Mi India on their Facebook page has put a very interesting post and it is surely regarding the announcement of Redmi 1s.

Redmi 1s_announcement

Xiaomi has had a huge success in India so far selling 75,000 Mi 3 via their flash sale model on Flipkart. They have also announced the accessories for the Mi 3 2 days back and you can check them out here. The Redmi 1s was always speculated to be launching on the last week of August or 1st week of September and it looks like the announcement will be made pretty soon.

Mi India has just uploaded a teaser on their facebook page saying “Mi fans, we have something really cool in the making for you. Remember to check this page tomorrow.” So this actually means the Xiaomi Redmi 1s will be announced tomorrow and it should be available next week. Going by the scheme of things, the Redmi 1s should go on sale on August 29 at 2pm on Flipkart and registrations might start on August 22 or August 23.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s

The Redmi 1s is a budget phone from Xiaomi which is priced at Rs. 6,999. It has a 4.7 inch 720P LED IPS Display with 321 ppi. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228 1.6GHz processor. On the camera front, it has a 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.6 megapixel front facing camera. It comes with a 2000 mAh removable battery.

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 Kitkat with MIUI v5 on top. It is a dual SIM phone. You can find more about it here.

UPDATE: Flipkart has listed the Redmi 1s as “Coming soon”. You can go here and Turn on Email Notification for when it will be in stock.

We will keep you posted on all the latest developments regarding the Redmi 1s so stay tuned.

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  • Devansh Arora

    Nice , I am waiting !

    • TheTecholic

      We too are waiting. Redmi 1s will be sold out in nano seconds? 😛

    • Shravan Jain

      plz make a order giveaway for redmi 1s too if less number of units are available

      • TheTecholic

        Surely we they will arrange it.

        • Shravan Jain

          i was a participant in the order giveaway for mi3 as i didn’t want the mi3. just to check my luck and got one and gave it to someone for no extra money. it feels too good. now that person has become a good frnd of me

          • TheTecholic

            Wow, that’s what we liked about the initiative. It’s all about building bonds.

  • Umesh Domala

    Redmi 1S is a DUAL SIM phone! Correct it.

    • TheTecholic

      Corrected. Thanks a ton.

      • Chandra Sekar

        yes. cdma and gsm

        • TheTecholic

          Yup.

          • Shravan Jain

            it is not cdma gsm. it is wcdma and gsm

          • TheTecholic

            yeah the indian version is WCDMA (3G) and GSM (2G).

          • Shravan Jain

            and we care only about indian version

  • XkabirX

    Flipkart has listed Redmi 1s as coming soon. B)
    http://www.flipkart.com/mi-redmi-1s-2013029/p/itmdz6zpuatkgfjp

    • TheTecholic

      Thanks for the share. 🙂

      • XkabirX

        They removed that page. :p

        • TheTecholic

          Playing Hide & Seek. 😛

  • TheTecholic

    Yeah we have seen that but we hope it will have Kitkat just like the Mi 3. If not, we will change it.