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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    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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