The seventh iteration of Xiaomi flash sale, which kicked-off on Tuesday (14 September) afternoon got over in a few seconds on Flipkart.
The company took to social network platform –Facebook, to thank fans for their overwhelming support as 1 lakh Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone units got sold out in a record 4.2 seconds.
This super-fast flash sale feat is quite hard to believe for many, considering the fact that in the last week's Big Billion Day sale hosted by Flipkart, it took more than 5 hours to sell all 1.5 lakh Redmi 1S and in the previous five flash sales, which had stocks ranging from ₹40,000 to ₹60,000 – got sold out between 3.4 and 13.9 seconds.
Many tech pundits opine that the unexpected stretched Redmi 1S flash sale on 6 October has to do with Flipkart's Big Billion Day, which offered price-cuts on a similar price range phones like Android One model Spice Dream UNO, Motorola Moto E and Asus Zenfone 4 and other local branded devices. This reportedly swayed some consumers away from Redmi 1S and now, the fans have renewed their faith in Xiaomi, as the company has listened to their loyal fans by periodically raising the stocks in the inventory with every flash sale.
And going by Tuesday's flash sale, Xiaomi has its work cut out to streamline the production of Redmi 1S to satiate the tech savvy Indian youth and middle class, who aspire for affordable devices with cutting edge technology.
[Note: Registration for 21 October flash sale has been opened to public at 6:00 pm evening on Tuesday on Flipkart. Even those registered users who missed out on buying Xiaomi phone on 14 September must have to re-apply again].
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 1S:
|Models||Xiaomi Redmi 1S|
|Display||4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 shieldPixel density: close to 312 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 1.3-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2,000 mAh (Li-Polymer);|
|Network||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm|
[Image credit: Xiaomi India]