Xiaomi Redmi 1S sold out in 4 seconds in their first flash sale in India. 40,000 units were on sale this time. Yesterday, the company had sold 2000 pieces for those registered first for the device.
Hugo Barra, the head of Global Sales for Xiaomi, in his recent tweet confirmed that the device was sold in 4 seconds. I personally tried to buy one, but it was sold out as soon as the ticker went off and the “Buy Button” appeared. Probably I needed a faster Internet connection to buy Xiaomi devices from Flipkart.
According to Xiaomi, over 2,50,000 people had register for the first sale. The sale is restricted to one phone per email basis. This itself shows the incredible demand for Xiaomi devices in India.
For those who have missed today’s chance, Xiaomi is opening the registration for the next sale from today, September 2 at 6 PM. Those who had registered for the earlier sale will have to register again.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a budget android phone that features a 4.7 inch HD display. The phone carries a price tag of Rs. 5,999. This is a cutting edge pricing for an Android device with specification that matches even the Motorola Moto G. Xiaomi Redmi 1S is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad core processor along with 1 GB of RAM.
The front camera features an 8 MP sensor, while the front camera has a 1.6 MP sensor. There is 8 GB of expandable internal storage memory. The phone accommodates microSD cards up to 64 GB.