Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra has officially unveiled the Xiaomi Redmi 1S in India on tuesday at an event and the official online sale on Flikart will kick off on September 2, while today the usual Tuesday Flash Sale of Xiaomi Mi3 will overshadow everything else selling 20,000 units amounting to a collection of Rs. 28 crore in 2 seconds, a historic feat that the company is repeating every tuesday since July 22.
The invite for the launch of Redmi 1S event, that was sent out last week, attracted more visitors and mediamen since the device is already a success in India, with every small and big news outlet covering it in full and in details. Hugo Barra said, “We were able to reduce the price to Rs.5999 by eliminating the marketing budget.”
The device is getting rave reviews as the Moto G killer as it has has a 4.7 inch IPS display with 1280×720 pixel resolution and powered by a quad-core 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 mobile chipset. With a 1GB RAM and internal storage of 8 GB, expandable up to 64 GB. It runs on a version of MIUI that is based on Android 4.3 Jellybean.
The Redmi 1S sports dual SIM, one the standard SIM and the other for nano SIM with its own batteries and own rechargers. On camera front, it sports an 8-megapixel camera with a wide f/2.2 aperture and a LED Flash. It also provides burst mode, auto-focus, zero shutter lag, HDR and real-time filters and the second camera with 1.6 megapixels is good for selfies. The device is switchable between the ‘Light Mode’ that gives the UI the bigger icons and the other ‘Feature Mode’ with all fetures and small icons. Battery is a 2000 mAh one.
Though the device is to be put up for sale online on Flipkart from Sept 2, pre-booking starts and the registration for the device will begin at 6 PM Tuesday, August 26. Xiaomi sale will also feature accessories like cases and screen protector, leather case at Rs 599, the screen protector at Rs. 179. It is all set to compete with Motorola Mot E, Asus Zenfone 4, Micromax Canvas Fire 2 within the range of Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 8,000.