Xiaomi Redmi 1s, the best budget smartphone in India will go on sale on December 8 at 6am on Flipkart. This smartphone is the most sold device from Xiaomi in India. It was sold via flash sales as usual but it was put on hold after the launch of Redmi Note. Now, Xiaomi will be selling the remaining stock of Redmi 1s tomorrow.
Redmi 1s went on sale via flash sale on November 25 before it was temporarily discontinued in favour of the Redmi Note which went on sale on December 2. The Redmi Note 3G variant will again go on sale on December 9 at 2pm on Flipkart via flash sale as usual and you need to register to participate in the same. Register now if you haven’t done it yet.
Xiaomi will be selling the Redmi 1s again on December 8 at 6am and you won’t need to register for the same. The company hasn’t announced the number of units that will be available. The sale will be on till stocks last. We believe this is the leftover stock from all the previous flash sales. Many consumers register in flash sales just for fun or to black market the devices. After getting lucky in the flash sale, many people do not make the final purchase if they are unsuccessful selling it to someone else. Thus, those units get sold in so and so seconds but a small percentage of units remains unsold. We do not know if Xiaomi would bring back the Redmi 1s again in the near future or not. So, if you want the best budget smartphone, you should get it tomorrow. Do check our review of Redmi 1s.
To recap on the specifications, Xiaomi 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 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 for selfies. It comes with a 2050 mAh removable battery. It has AGC Dragontrail scratch resistant glass instead of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Xiaomi 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 would be selling the Redmi Note 4G variant soon in India and we would let you know the exact date when we have more information. If you’re looking forward to Xiaomi Mi4, it would be launching around end of January or early February in India.