Xiaomi conducted its second flash sale with the budgeted Xiaomi Redmi 1S on Flipkart today with 3,00,000 registered users and less than 40,000 units to sell. Keeping the tradition alive, the Redmi 1S was out of stock in 4.5 seconds. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi 1S starts receiving MIUI 9.2 Global Stable ROM on Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Xiaomi s vice president of international operations, Hugo Barra confirmed that the second flash sale was over in 4.5 seconds. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi 1S users in India finally start getting MIUI 6 update
Mi India: Redmi 1S out of stock in 4.5 secs today @Flipkart @MiIndiaOfficial Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi 1S unboxed units to go on sale on Overcart at 2PM today, priced at Rs 4,999
Hugo Barra (@hbarra) September 9, 2014
Even the previous Xiaomi Redmi 1S flash sale on September 2 was sold out with Hugo Barra confirming that all the units were gone in exactly 4.2 seconds.
Now the second flash sale is also over, but the buyers of Xiaomi Redmi 1S through the first flash sale haven’t received their device yet. Xiaomi disappointed a lot of customers on September 2 when the expected delivery date was changed to September 16 instead of the previously mentioned 7-10 days on Flipkart’s Redmi 1S page.
Xiaomi has managed to create quite the frenzy with these flash sales. The last Xiaomi Mi 3 flash sale conducted on August 26 was over in 2.4 seconds. Xiaomi managed to sell 95,000 units of the Mi 3 through six flash sales on Flipkart.
Xiaomi also gave out a complimentary screen protector and a SIM card adapter with today s Redmi 1S units. Flipkart has also announced that the third flash sale will take place on September 16 and registrations for that will open at 6:00PM today.