Xiaomi will sell 40,000 Redmi 1S Phones in India via Flipkart on September 2nd
The Redmi will be up for grabs on September 2, following the ‘Xiaomi Tuesdays’ trend. The company, known to reveal information via its social channels, now reveals that 40,000 units of the device will go on sale on September 2. It is almost four times the number of Mi 3 units put up for sale in the first batch.
Xiaomi had announced that the Redmi 1s will be sold at Rs 6,999 for the Indian market. However, the price has been dropped to 5,999 to further intensify the competition in the budget mobile segment in India.
Hugo Barra said -
“Our capacity for the RedMi is very high. We can respond to RedMi demand a lot faster.”
It has a 4.7-inch 720p IPS screen, a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, dual-SIM functionality and a 2,000mAh battery. On the back, it also has a 8-megapixel camera and on the front there is a 1.6-megapixel front camera. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running under a layer of MiUI 5. On the Redmi 1S, there is also a ‘light’ mode, which provides a grid of tiles offering a simplified feature phone like experience.
Xiaomi has also stated that Redmi 1S accessories will go on sale alongside the smartphone and it has also revealed the pricing of these accessories.
- Redmi 1S coloured back cover: Rs. 469
- Redmi 1S Screen protector: Rs. 179
- Redmi 1S Flip Cover: Rs. 559