Xiaomi Redmi 1S priced at Rs 5,999 to go on sale at 2PM today on Flipkart; over 2.5 lakh buyers to scramble for under 40,000 units

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Xiaomi Redmi 1S is all set to go on sale today on Flipkart. Over 2,50,000 users have registered for the 40,000 units that are up for grabs at 2PM. Xiaomi has slashed Rs 1,000 from the Redmi 1S’ launch price and it will be available today for Rs 5,999.

The Redmi 1S features a 4.7-inch HD 720p display, 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and a 2,000mAh battery. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean wrapped under Xiaomi’s MIUI.

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Flipkart recommends all the registered customers to stay online at least two hours before the commencement of the sale to increase their chances of buying the handset.

Xiaomi has also suspended the sales of the Xiaomi Mi 3 in the wake of the Redmi 1S launch. While the phone hasn’t been discontinued, Xiaomi won’t be selling any more Mi 3 units at the moment and instead focus on selling the Redmi 1S. The Mi 3 was wiped out in a matter of seconds in the six flash sales that were conducted by Flipkart and Xiaomi.

The number of Redmi 1S units that will go on sale is also bigger than any batch of the Xiaomi Mi 3 that was made available across six sales. Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra had said that the company would learn from the Mi 3 experience and not repeat it with the Redmi 1S. The company has taken the first step in rectifying those mistakes by making more units available in the first sale.

Xiaomi is giving out a complimentary screen protector and a SIM card adapter with today’s units. The devices are expected to be shipped to the lucky buyers within seven days. Only registered users will be able to participate in the sale. The second flash sale is to take place onSeptember 9 and registrations for that will open at 6PM today.

  • Deepak R Khemani

    Its 2 pm and its gone already this is now a big joke

  • Kenkare

    i think it is just a hype for buying this phone. I tried several times and I did not even get chance for one second to hit the buy button. Is this a kind of hoax??? Or flipkart is allowing to buy
    specific buyers based on their previous relations????

  • Kiransingh Rajput

    it took me 3 tries to buy mi3 and now lost redmi 1s in first try… grrrrrrr

  • ankit

    seems to me that it was never in their stock hahaha

  • Yogendra

    Those who want to buy Xiaomi Redmi 1s can contact me
    1st come 1st serve

  • mi3

    dont buy xiaomi products, specs are good and rarely if your product is defective,you are going to get refurbished one and not new one.Its up to you take the risk,I have got refurbished mi3 unit as replacement from flipkart.

  • Pk

    Redmi 1s available Abhii1902@ovi.com

  • rajas

    I have one Xiaomi Redmi 1s, Contact me : rajasekar1982@gmail.com

    • Vasanth

      How much? mode of shipment?

  • dev

    redmi 1 s available contact me olx.ss1@gmail.com @7999