Xiaomi Redmi 1S launch events scheduled on August 25th and 26th in Bangalore and Delhi

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Bangalore

The Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi, has already seen mainstream success with its wildly popular handset ie the Mi3. Having the announced the Redmi series of phones for India, the company has now issued invites for two separate events to be held in Bangalore and Delhi to introduce the Redmi 1S. 

Xiaomi Redmi 1S specifications

  • 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8228) processor with Adreno 305 GPU
  • MIUI v5  on top of Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Dual SIM
  • 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4ųm sensor, 1080p video recording
  • 1.6MP front-facing camera
  • Hi-Fi System with Dirac sound
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, micro SD card up to 64GB
  • 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
  • 2000 mAh battery

The Redmi 1S is expected to give tough competition to indigenous brands and will shake up the sub Rs. 10,000 smartphone segment in India. Powered by a 1.6Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor and paired with 1GB of RAM, the handset is already ahead of the entry level Android competition but the cherry on top has to be the price point that Xiaomi is aiming at. The phone will retail at Rs. 6,999 which will invariably make this the most highly specced handset at the sub Rs. 10,000 mark. We’re quite excited to put the Redmi 1S through its paces and to see if it will deliver what it promises. That said, we do hope that Xiaomi will have enough units in place to meet the massive expected demand unlike the debacle that was the Mi3 launch.

Xiaomi Redmi 1s

We’ll have more for you from the event. Excited about the launch? How has your experience been so far with Xiaomi’s devices? Let us know in the comments section!

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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