The Chinese smartphone major, Xiaomi, is all geared up to kick off the seventh Redmi 1S flash sale in India.
The company (via official Facebook page) has confirmed that there will be up to 1,00,000 units for sale this Tuesday, 14 October. Users are advised to get registered for 14 October sale. On 6 October flash sale, which was conducted as a part of Big Billion Day sale, Flipkart had let go off the registration process, which was mandatory in the previous flash sales.
It has to be noted that already more than 3,00,000 users have got registered for 14 October flash sale. Prospective consumers have still got chance of getting registered on Flipkart (HERE) till mid-night (23:59pm IST, 13 October). Tuesday's flash sale will kick off at 2pm, IST afternoon.
Xiaomi fans have more chances of getting their hand on the elusive Redmi 1S, as there will 1,00,000 units up for grabs, 40,000 more than the previous flash sale barring the Flipkart's Big Billion Day gala, which had 1,50,000 units on sale.
In related news, Xiaomi global head, Hugo Barra has revealed that company is making arrangements to launch Mi4 and Redmi Note in India in a few months time and also confirmed that Xiaomi Mi3 won't be making a comeback in India.
The company has completely shut down the production of 2013 flagship phone to shift focus on Xiaomi Mi4. Though some stocks (a few thousand units) of Mi3 are still available in the inventory, they have been held back for precautionary replacements for sold devices, which have a few more months of company warranty.
Once it is certain that the devices are no longer needed for replacement purposes, Mi3 might get released in a small flash sale, but won't be making a full-fledged return.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Mi4 and Redmi Note:
|Models||Xiaomi Redmi 1S||Xiaomi Mi4||Xiaomi Redmi Note|
|Display||4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 shieldPixel density: close to 312 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Sharp / JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full laminationPixel density : 441 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: close to 267|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.4 KitKat with MIUI||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean with custom UI|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU||MediaTek Octa-core processor with either 1.4GHz or 1.7GHz CPU speed|
|GPU||Adreno 305||Adreno 330||Mali-450MP4|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 64GB||16GB/64GB||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDR,Front: 1.3-megapixel camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony IMX214 camera with 6 element lens, f1.8 aperture, real-time HDR, 4K video recording, CMOS sensor, 0.3-second auto-focus featureFront: 8.0-megapixel Sony (IMX219) 80-degree wide-angle camera with 5 element lens, f1.8 aperture||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2,000mAh (Li-Polymer);||3080 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer)||3100 mAh (Li-Polymer);|
|Network||2G & 3G||3G & 4G LTE,||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,||water-repellent nano-coating, IR-blaster, stainless steel frame, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth HID, and other standard connectivity features||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0 (OTG), GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm||139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm||154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||158 g||149 g||199 g|
|Price||₹5,999/-||16GB model: ¥1,999RMB (around $322/€239/₹19,400)32GB model: ¥2,499 RMB (around $400/€300/₹24,300)||₹9,999/-|