Xiaomi just conducted a second flash sale for the first time India today. After cutting down the units to 20,000, the Redmi 1S was out of stock in seconds on Flipkart. Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specs
This comes as no surprise, as just earlier today, Xiaomi India head Manu Jain announced that at least 500,000 Indians had registered for today’s two sales on Flipkart. Even the earlier Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G flash sale at 2.00PM was out of stock in 5 seconds only. Also Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
Xiaomi explained the sudden cut in Redmi 1S unit availability from 40,000 to 20,000 due to logistic issues. They assured that they would make more devices available in the future.
To recap on the Redmi 1S specs, it has a 4.7-inch HD 720p display, a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB internal storage that can be further expanded using the 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. You can read our review of the phone here.