Xiaomi reduced the price of the Redmi 1S to Rs. 5,999 and announced that it would go on sale on September 2nd. Today the company has announced that 40,000 units of Redmi 1S smartphones would be available for purchase in the first batch of sale next Tuesday.
The company recently announced that it has halted the sales of Mi 3 temporarily in India to concentrate on Redmi 1S. The company did not reveal the number of units for sale initially, later it started revealing the number of units ahead of sale. So far the company had sold 95,000 Mi3 smartphones in six weeks.
The Xiaomi Redmi 1S packs a 4.7-inch HD IPS display, powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8228) processor with Adreno 305 GPU and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) based MIUI ROM. It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera. It has 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, micro SD card up to 64GB and a 2000 mAh battery.
Even though there are 40,000 sets, it could go out of stock in seconds, similar to the previous Mi 3 sale, since there is huge demand. So far over 1 lakh people have registered for sale. Flipkart First subscribers will get early access to purchase the smartphone on September 1st.