Infibeam, a leading online retailer in the country have listed Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Mi3 in their website. Both these phone shows ‘Coming Soon’ status. While Xiaomi and Infibeam are yet to make any public announcements, the page now shows the ‘Notify Me’ button.
In a short period, Xiaomi Redmi 1S earned a reputation of most sought out phone in the country. The reason for this huge demand ranges from the limited availability to the great specifications that are offered at unbelievably low price.
Till date Xiaomi Redmi 1S are sold exclusively through flipkart. These are sold through flash sales scheduled once a week. Limited units of 40,000, and at times 60,000 are put for sale. Always in the past they were sold within 5 seconds. The users need to register for sale atleast a day before the flash sale.
From the lay out of Infobeam page, it appears to be a pre-order arrangement rather than a flash sale. It is not just the Xiaomi Redmi 1S that appeared on the website, but also the much sought after Xiaomi Mi3. Mi3 page too shows a coming soon status. Mi3 too were sold through flipkart, and through flash sale. The demand of Mi3 was not met before it was pulled off the sale without any explanation from the company and the retailer.
Whether Xiaomi and Flipkart are parting ways is the question. If that happens infibeam would benefit hugely. Whether the logistics department at Infibeam is prepared to handle such demand is to be seen. Price of both devices are the same. Redmi 1S is priced Rs. 5,999, and Mi3 is priced Rs. 13,999.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S listing on infibeam can be found here.
Xiaomi Mi 3 listing can be found here.
It is the Metallic Grey version of both devices that are listed.
Here are some of the Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Mi 3:
Xiaomi Redmi 1S
- 4.7 inch IPS HD display (1280 x 720p)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- 1.6 GHz quad core CPU
- Adreno 305 GPU
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 GB internal memory
- MicroSD cards up to 64 GB
- 2000 mAh battery
- 8 MP rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, led flash
- 1.6 MP front camera
|SmartPhone||Xiaomi Mi 3|
|Display||5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixels display|
|Processor||2.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800 chipset|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|MicroSD card support||No|
|Rear Camera||13 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP|
|Dual SIM support||NA|
|OS||Android 4.4 kitkat|
|Connectivity Options||Bluetooth V4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G, GPS, NFC|
|Battery||3050 mAh non removable|
|Dimension||144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm|