Like the previous flash sale, Xiaomi Redmi 1S units once again got sold out in seconds on Tuesday (16 September) at Flipkart.
The company took to its Facebook page to thank the loyal fans for their overwhelming support, but some fans replied with negative comments over the low stock of devices.
Despite keeping 40,000 Redmi 1S units, which was double the stocks of Mi3 flash sale, the company has not been able to bridge the huge gap between supply and demand.
On the bright side, the company has gained a lot of praises for keeping the price of feature-rich Redmi 1S to a dirt-cheap ₹5,999.
Considering the launch of Google Android One phones (by Micromax, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice), many believed that these may sway some of the frustrated Xiaomi fans into their fold, but Tuesday's record 3.4 seconds flash sale was faster than the last week's sale at Flipkart. This shows that Xiaomi has still got time to make amends and restock its inventory with more units for the next sale, or else unlucky Xiaomi patrons who could not get their hands on Redmi 1S might start looking for an alternate brand.
For the uninitiated, Xiaomi Redmi 1S sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD screen with 720x1280p resolution and comes loaded with Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS (with custom MIUI), 1.6GHz Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB) and a 2,000 mAh battery.
[Note: Registration window for the 23 September flash sale will be opened for the public at 6:00 pm evening on Tuesday at Flipkart. Even those registered users who missed the chance to buy the Xiaomi phone for 16 September must have to re-apply].
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]