Xiaomi Redmi 1S to go on sale tomorrow at 2PM for 2,000 Flipkart First subscribers


Xiaomi Redmi 1S will go on sale on Flipkart on September 2, with 40,000 units set to be available. But the e-commerce site’s Flipkart First subscribers will be able to buy the device a day early tomorrow at 2PM. Flipkart has however announced that only the first 2,000 registered subscribers will get access to the phone tomorrow.

Registrations for Flipkart First subscribers kicked off on August 26 and came to a close yesterday. Only the first 2,000 registered users will get “Early Access” to the device, which essentially means that the Redmi 1S will be automatically added to their carts at 2PM. Flipkart will inform these 2,000 subscribers via an email of their eligibility for early access. Once the device is added to the cart, the subscribers will have till 11:59PM on September 3 to pay for the smartphone. The rest of the subscribers, on the other hand, will be able to buy the smartphone till stocks last on Tuesday.

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With more than 100,000 users registered for 40,000 Redmi 1S units, a lot of buyers are again likely to be left frustrated. If the Xiaomi Mi 3 sales experience is anything to go by, the sale on Tuesday too is expected to be over in a matter of seconds. Xiaomi’s Mi 3 sales on Flipkart lasted 40 minutes, five seconds, two seconds, 2.4 seconds, 2.3 seconds, and 2.4 seconds respectively.

To recap on the specifications, the Redmi 1S features a 4.7-inch 720p display, and is powered by a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Also featured are 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.

The smartphone was earlier announced for Rs 6,999, but Xiaomi recently slashed Rs 1,000 from the launch price and the smartphone will now retail at Rs 5,999. The company has also announced a range of accessories that will go on sale next week. They include screen protectors in shiny and matte finishes for Rs 179, a back cover for Rs 469, and a flip cover for Rs 559.

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  • Parag

    Yayy!! I got the invite for Flipkart first! :) I’m gonna buy…

    • Aadarsh Rathore

      Mujhe to ab tak nahi mili?

      • Amit

        I registered on day 1, but did not receive any mail

    • Swapnil Bhujbal

      I also got invitation and its 2:26 PM. Haven’t added to cart yet. Have you got it?

  • Pk

    Mi3 available contact Abhii1902@ovi.com fast last chance to grab one

  • MS

    even I registered on day 1, but did not receive any mail

  • atul

    Reasons one should Not Buy “Redmi 1S” -

    1) Most Important – it is a “Chinese” Phone. Remember those decorating lighting we by around Diwali time which, even our friendly neighborhood electrical shop vala sells us without guaranteeing how long the thing will last..

    2) The way it’s being sold – it’s not as if the end – user / buyer is
    helping the company earn money, but as if the company is doing favor by
    selling it in India.

    3) Innocent retail customers will be taken for ride by Hoarders, by creating Artificial Shortage. One can still find so many people hunting for buyers to sell MI3 at a premium!

    4) There are so many great options available in this same price range (as
    we can see, Zenfone, Moto E, lest we forget Karbonn, Micromax Et al.) The specs look good but actual performance and company’s service levels will be realized only once customers start facing issues with the products

    5) User can’t move apps to SD card or make the SD card as default storing device, Not disclosed by the company here…

    6) The company has already accepted about sending user phone data to a
    Chinese Server, and only God knows what all user data will be saved.

    7) Has anyone ever purchased a New Phone without bare minimum accessories like a Head Phones…

    • Yogendra

      get lost

      • atul

        Link to News article confirming that the user data is stored by the company (http://timesofindia.indiatimes
        ; Also, the first hand user experience who bought this same model in
        China, reported of Bad battery life and almost negligible customer
        service provided to him in China itself .. don’t know what CS / kind of
        CS will they provide here …

        • vaibhav kumar

          You don’t know the power of startups. Go leave in the chained world and we will prosper in our free world. I will buy this phone as it can be rooted without any warranty loss and is customisable to a hell lot you can imagine.
          P.S.- No hard feelings just go with the change. :)

  • starlin

    Its 3:00PM still not added to cart.

    What flipkart is doing

  • starlin

    Got a mail from flipkart stating that xiaomi 1s will be added to card at 5:00 PM.
    Still 5:34 its not added.

    Thumbs down flipkart

  • Yatharth

    I got the phone as one of 2000 registered Flipkart First early access customers.