Are you in queue for the Xiaomi Redmi 1S on Flipkart

Hugo Barra says they would have a substantial stock in place when the phones go up for sale on Sept 2

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Updated: August 27, 2014 10:31 am
First Redmi 1S flash sale is on September 2 First Redmi 1S flash sale is on September 2

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced its second phone in the Indian market, the Redmi 1S. Aimed at the budget segment, the phone has been priced at a very competitive Rs 5,999 and will be available only on Flipkart.

Flipkart will once again has a flash sale model for its new phone, though Xiaomi’s vice-president international Hugo Barra said they would have a substantial stock in place when the phones go up for sale on Sept 2. Pre-booking for the devices has started at 6pm on Tuesday (August 26). Only those who have registered by midnight on September 1 at www.flipkart.com/Mi  will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2.

With an 4.7-inch HD screen portected by Dragontrail and powered by a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, the phone will pose serious competition to devices like the Moto E and the Lumia 530. Barra claimed the Redmi 1S was superior in specs and performance to any other phone available in nearby price points.

The dual-SIM phone also features a 8MP rear camera and comes with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 28mm wide angle lens, and 1080p video recording. With 1GB RAM, the phone will have 8 GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB. Running MIUI version 5, the phone will be powered by a 2000 mAh battery.

Barra said this phone was launching with the full suite of accessories, which includes a SIM card convertor to let people with micro-SIMs use the phones mini SIM slot.

One of the distinct features of the phone is a Lite mode that makes UI simpler and less confusing for elderly users. In fact, popular as the senior mode in China, this feature offers bigger tiles and text.

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First Published on: August 26, 2014 1:35 pm
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    Aaron Abraham
    Aug 31, 2014 at 5:20 am
    No Xioammi don't manufacture phones, they design it. Apple phones are manufactured by Foxcomm which uses machines designed or provided by Apple to only manufacture Iphones and other apple products.
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      Aaron Abraham
      Aug 31, 2014 at 5:22 am
      This atude of Xioammi ie selling exclusively on a single online retailer and that too in only flash s that lasts just seconds is not good. It has put me off from buying this device.
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        sachin
        Aug 26, 2014 at 10:33 am
        Never buy chinese mobile very worst quality bout Mi3 & its not working now & there are no service centers also to repair..china made is china made...
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          Anis Ansari
          Aug 28, 2014 at 5:54 am
          i want to book this phone redmi 1s
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            atul
            Sep 1, 2014 at 8:13 am
            Please see the link where company has accepted storing user data (:timesofindiadiatimes..., Also, the first hand user experience who bought this same model in China, reported of Bad battery life and almost negligible customer service provided to him in China itself .. don't know what CS / kind of CS will they provide here ...
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              atul
              Aug 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm
              Reasons one should Not Buy "Redmi 1S" -Most Important - it is a "Chinese" Phone. Remember those decorating lighting we by around Diwali time which, even our friendly neighborhood electrical shop vala sells us without guaranteeing how long the thing will last..The way it’s being sold - it’s not as if the end - user / buyer ishelping the company earn money, but as if the company is doing favor byselling it in Indianocent retail customers will be taken for ride by ders, by creating Artificial Shortage. One can still find so many people hunting for buyers to sell MI3 at a premium!There are many great options available in this same price range (aswe can see, Zenfone, Moto E, lest we forget Karbonn, Micromax Et al.) The specs look good but actual performance and company's service levels will be realized only once customers start facing issues with the productsThe company has already accepted about sending user phone data to aChinese Server, and only God knows what all user data will be saved.Has anyone ever purchased a New Phone without bare minimum accessories like a Head Phones...
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                govind
                Aug 27, 2014 at 12:40 am
                Hey cripoo most of the items are made in china including apple...dumb people
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                  govind
                  Aug 27, 2014 at 12:40 am
                  Its 5999 nw
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                    Hemant Mittal
                    Aug 30, 2014 at 4:42 am
                    o Friends This post is for those who believe facts and do not pay attention towards rumours a number of persons are showing their anger for chinese products and they forget that duplicate products are manufactured here also in India also first they require information then they can decide better. Please read my post may be it seems long but I will try to remove your doubts regarding XIAOMI no doubt their phones are excellent.They are not making money by quoting high M.R.P of their stunning phones as other so called big bs do. That is why when other big bs are seeing their decreasing s figure they are trying to spread rumours .Let's hav a look on XiaomiXiaomi Inc literally "Xiaomi Tech", or "little rice")] is aprivately owned Chinese electronics companyheadquartered in Beijing. It is one of China's biggest electronics companies thatdesigns, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and consumerelectronics. Sincethe release of its first smartphone in August 2011, Xiaomi has gained marketshare in mainland China andexpanded into developing a wider range of consumerelectronics. The company's founder and CEO is Lei Jun, China's 23rd richest man according to Forbes. The company has over 3,000 employees, mainly inmainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, and is expanding to other countries such as India, and Indonesia. InSeptember 2013, Xiaomi announced its Mi3phone,with a version powered by the Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) and another by NVIDIA's Tegra 4 chipset. On 25 September 2013, Xiaomi announcedplans to open its first ever retail store in Beijing. By October 2013, Xiaomi wasreported as the fifth most-used smartphone b in China 2014, Xiaomi announced itsinternational expansion outside of China with their first stop in Singapore. Theinternational headquarters will also be set up in the city-state, which willcoordinate all activities including future product launches in the region. Xiaomi's Redmi and Mi3 phone made their debuts inSingapore on February 21 and March 7 respectively. On 7 March, Xiaomi Mi3 batchessold out within 2 minutes of the opening day in Singapore. FollowingSingapore, The company has already landed in Malaysia, Philippines and India, and also has plans to enter Indonesia,Thailand, Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico in the following monthsThe Xiaomi products aremanufactured by Foxconn and Inventec. Foxconn is the world's largest electronics contractermanufacturer with 12,30,000 workforce andthe third-largestinformation technology company byrevenue 128 Billion US $Foxconn is primarily an original design manufacturer and its clients include major American, European, and aneseelectronics and information technology companies. Notableproducts that the company manufactures include the BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Playstation 4, XboxOne, and Wii U. It isthe largest private employer in China 2001 Intel concentratedon its core competency of chip making and began using Chinese contractmanufacturers such as Foxconn to make Intel-bed motherboardsIn March 2012Foxconn agreed to acquire a 10 percent stake in the anese electronicscompany SharpCorporation for US$806 million and topurchase up to 50 percent of the LCD displays produced at Sharp's plant inSakai, anventec Corporation is a Taiwan-based OriginalDesign Manufacturer (ODM) making notebookcomputers, servers and mobile devices. Originally established in 1975 todevelop and manufacture electronic calculators, the company has since grown significantly to becomeone of the world's top computer manufacturers. Major customers include Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba,Acer, and Fujitsu-Siemens.Do I need to give any other information or you are satisfied now.Please do not spread rumours when you do not know the product we are having three MI3 in our circle and every member who owns it is happy to get such a nice set. So you do have the right to complain if you own it and the right to criticize if you have better information.THANKS FOR READING SUCH A HUGE POST
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                      Himmat Bhandari
                      Aug 28, 2014 at 3:23 pm
                      I am not using xioami redmi but just heard about it.... As far as I know xiaomi is very stable b, their MI3 is sold out in minutes and they used to manufacture apple iPhone earlier..
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                        Muthu
                        Aug 27, 2014 at 6:56 pm
                        For your information most of the phone bs you stated are made in China ( even the apple ).chinese product doesn't merely mean a low quality.its definitely a good bargainpare the specs of micromax canvas hd (12500) and Moto g(12500).1s has better spec than that.forget about the service.no company gives service within 3 weeks of time.boss they are the leaders in china.samsung and Apple settled thier patent war and they try to concentrate on market as a main reason xiaomi is growing in fast phase than them
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                          Mahesh Kirali
                          Aug 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm
                          Flipkart listed Xiaomi Redmi 1S specification and prices:www.youtube/watch?...
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                            ASHI
                            Aug 27, 2014 at 7:53 pm
                            Xiaomi is in Q to tap India !
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                              Mady
                              Aug 26, 2014 at 7:49 pm
                              Every mobile is made in china even iphone
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                                mohammedafzal
                                Aug 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm
                                i want to book this phone
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                                  Monty
                                  Aug 26, 2014 at 10:02 am
                                  They have reduced it to Rs. 5999
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                                    Parth
                                    Aug 31, 2014 at 5:14 am
                                    You have no idea about xiaomi performance it's amazing.... 2 minute silence for u!!!
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                                      Rajeev
                                      Aug 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm
                                      Strongly disagree.....though I read your comment I made my mind when you said "Chinese" Phone and decorating lights......Do you know even iPhone and other very high end devices are manufactured in China....What you select is what you get....explains your chinese frustration :)
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                                        capt. sunil
                                        Aug 26, 2014 at 10:15 am
                                        It should cost 5000 rs only. I think flipkart should bargain for good sail.
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                                          Thennarasu Ind
                                          Aug 28, 2014 at 12:41 am
                                          this really worth it..
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                                            Tushar
                                            Aug 28, 2014 at 12:45 am
                                            @disqus_Q5pJsnFFif:disqus chinese phone does not always mean cheap product. In India also you of non isi mark products, then products with good quality. And mind you. xiomi is called apple of china.
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