Xiaomi preparing to offer 40000 Redmi 1S handsets on sale next week

Judging by the speed at which the Mi 3 units flew off shelves at each sale in India, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S will come better prepared as a total of 40000 units are scheduled to go up for grabs on the first run. What’s more, the company will continue to adopt the flash sale approach which proved to be quite successful with the first handset.

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S will be the main focus for the coming weeks as the Mi 3 has been temporarily pulled. The handset costs just Rs 5999 which is cheaper than what the Moto E is retailing for and it delivers much better specs as well.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S

The phone features a polycarbonate design with a 4.7-inch display sitting on the front. There’s also a 1.6MP snapper present and an 8MP AF camera on the rear. Delivering the steam is a 1.6GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 chipset that’s slightly faster compared to the processor found on the hugely popular Moto G.

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For memory, you get 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB. Dual SIM slots are also present with HSPA+ connectivity and the 2000mAh battery is removable which means you can carry a spare along for long outings.

Xiaomi Readmi 1S specifications roundup:

– Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
– 1.6GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC
– 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 64GB expandable
– 4.7-inch 720p HD IPS display
– 2000mAh battery
– 8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front snapper
– Dual SIM support

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S is likely going to witness the same demand as the Mi 3 and the company could increase the inventory in the future depending on how sales go. Head over to this link to register for the first sale which takes place on September 2.