We wrote many times about Xiaomi’s “Flash Sales” on Flipkart in India. Xiaomi Redmi 1S handset has been extremely popular with the consumers considering it offers a lot for the price Xiaomi is asking for it. Xiaomi and Flipkart have held a bunch of these sales thus far and Redmi 1S only managed to stay in stock for a couple of seconds during every single one of those, not this time though. This Chinese manufacturer and an Indian reseller offered Redmi 1S yet again, this time 150,000 units are available for purchase, 7 hours after the device went on sale it was still in stock. In addition to offering a ton of Redmi 1S units, Flipkart is holding “The Big Billion Day” sale which might still be on at the time you read this, so check out the offers. Unfortunately, you can purchase something only if you live in India of course, it is Flipkart we’re talking about after all.
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Indian consumers find the Xiaomi Redmi 1S extremely appealing because it really does offer for the price Xiaomi is asking for it. The Redmi 1S features a 4.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS LCD display along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD card up to 32GB). This device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz which comes with an Adreno 305 GPU. On the back of the device you can find an 8-megapixel camera, while there’s a 1.6-megapixel shooter located on the front of it. Redmi 1S comes with a 2000mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean pre-installed with Xiaomi’s MIUI 5 OS on top of it. 137 x 69 x 9.9mm are the measurements of the device while it weighs 158 grams. This is a dual SIM device and it sports 3G connection along with other connectivity options and the usual array of sensors.
You might say this device is alright, mid-range device, but there’s nothing special about it. The device costs only Rs 5,999 (which is about $100), considering the price this device is extremely affordable and quite the catch. There’s a reason Xiaomi has been selling these like hotcakers, though it seems consumers are not as eager to get it this time around considering they didn’t sell out as fast as they did before.