Xiaomi Redmi 1S will again go on sale online on the e-commerce site Flipkart, on 25 November.
What makes the twelfth flash sale interesting is the fact that this online sale could likely be the ultimate flash sale, and a potential last opportunity for people to buy the Rs 5,999 (£60, $100) priced pure mid-range smartphone.
Will 25 November flash sale be the Ultimate?
Ultimate flash sale scenario makes sense in the current scheme of things considering that China-bred Xiaomi is looking at launching a high-end Redmi Note in India to cater to buyers looking for feature-filled flagship smartphones.
Launch of Redmi Note in India has been confirmed by Xiaomi's own Hugo Barra in an official Facebook post, and the latest news adds meat to an earlier report that hinted at a late 2014/early 2015 launch for the Redmi Note.
Xiaomi's Redmi Note, even before its release, is a topic of discussion across media circles, considering the fact that its retail price tag (after release in India) is already confirmed at an affordable Rs 9,999 (£103, $162).
Earlier, the Xiaomi Mi 3 was phased out in India to make way for the unreleased Mi 4 and it will not be surprising if we witness current stocks of Redmi 1S smartphones being cleared off in a hurry to make way for the much advanced Redmi Note.
Prospective Buyer anticipation for Redmi Note building up
With reports emerging about Xiaomi launching a Redmi Note 2 smartphone variant in China after launching Redmi Note, people in India are a little worried and have taken to the social networking site Facebook to express their anxiety about the smartphone.
Hence, it certainly makes sense for Xiaomi to stop selling the mid-range Redmi 1S via online flash sales and instead concentrate on launching the high-end Redmi Note in India. Take note that the Redmi Note is confirmed at a completely affordable Rs 9,999 (£103, $162).
Register to buy Redmi 1S, at the earliest
Since the 25 November flash sale looks like a potential last chance for buyers, do navigate to Flipkart straight away and register yourselves to buy the mid-range smartphone, that is if you are still looking at purchasing the device.
Also, expect reduced Redmi 1S units for sale on 25 November
Key hardware aspects of Xiaomi's low-cost Redmi 1S smartphone
Xiaomi's Redmi 1S is certainly a 'value for money' smartphone considering it's fairly mid-range hardware aspects and the INR 5,999 (£60, $100) price tag.
The smartphone incorporates a 4.7in IPS display, runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating platform and is driven by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor along with a 1GB RAM.
Redmi 1S also features an 8MP primary camera and a 1.6MP secondary camera. Besides, the device provides users 8GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB via an external microSD card.
A 2,000 mAh battery powers the entire Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone.
Considering the fact that 'value for money' devices are embraced in India, Xiaomi Redmi 1S challenges the recently released Android One smartphones that have a sub Rs 6,000 price tag, and the Motorola E that is priced at Rs 7,000 (£70, $116).