Xiaomi launches Redmi 1S on Flipkart at Rs 5,999

Sep 01 2014, 07:34 IST
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First Redmi 1S flash sale is on September 2 (File photo) First Redmi 1S flash sale is on September 2 (File photo)
SummaryXiaomi announced its second phone in the Indian market, the Redmi 1S.

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 start at 6pm on Tuesday (August 26).

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.

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