In what comes as no surprise, nearly 60,000 units of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S were sold out on Flipkart in 5.2 seconds. Over 350,000 had registered for the sale and users were online for hours to grab the device, but only a lucky few got it in their cart. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve Active India launch date revealed: When's the launch?Also Read - iPhone 11, iPhone XR up for grab with massive discount on Flipkart Big Saving Days sale
Xiaomi India’s head Manu Kumar Jain confirmed on Twitter that the devices were sold out in 5.2 seconds. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins: Pixel 4a, Realme X7, Samsung Galaxy F62, more on discount
Today’s sale: went out of stock in 5.2 seconds..
Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) September 23, 2014
The previous Xiaomi Redmi 1S flash sales were no different with Hugo Barra confirming that all the units were gone in exactly 4.2 seconds, 4.5 seconds and 3.4 seconds respectively. With this, Xiaomi has successfully sold 180,000 units of the Redmi 1S in India. Even the more expensive Mi 3 had managed to create the same frenzy with these flash sales on Flipkart.
Only registered users are eligible to participate in these flash sales and every user has to fresh register for the sales every week. Unlike earlier sales however, those who managed to grab the Redmi 1S today have only till 6:00PM to complete their orders.
Xiaomi is also offering a complimentary screen protector and a SIM card adapter with today s Redmi 1S units. The devices are expected to be shipped to the buyers within seven days.
The next batch of smartphones will go on sale on September 30, and registrations will open later today at 6:00PM. You can register for the next sale here.