Xiaomi's e-commerce affiliate Flipkart is all set to kick off the Redmi Note 4G flash sale on 3 February.
The online shop's flash sale will go live at 2pm on Tuesday. However, the company is yet to announce details regarding how many units will be up for grabs tomorrow.
That being said, Redmi 1S' registration has been paused and will not be sold on Tuesday. Neither Xiaomi nor Flipkart have released a statement on Redmi 1S' future sales in India.
Has Xiaomi decided to discontinue Redmi 1S sale or will it return next week in India?
Our logical intuition is that Xiaomi might have permanently ended the sale of Redmi 1S as the company has just launched the new second-generation model last month in China and probably debut Redmi 2 in India soon.
[Read more: Xiaomi's new Redmi 2 models vs Redmi 1S]
This makes sense because rivals Micromax and Lenovo have launched 64-bit class CPU-powered feature-rich YU Yureka and A6000 under ₹9,000. This apparently makes first generation Redmi 1S a bit sub-par.
Tech savvy buyers don't mind shelling a few thousand bucks more for future-proof 64-bit class chipset based phones. Even Motorola is expected to launch a similar budget handset soon.
We believe Redmi 1S has run its course in the Indian market. The subcontinent market is very dynamic and evolving at a very fast pace and the time looks prime for Redmi 2 to set foot in India.
Coming back to Redmi Note 4G, prospective buyers are required to get registered on Flipkart [HERE] to become eligible to buy the device. Customers can still apply for registration as it will be open till 11:59pm on Monday, 2 February.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi 1S:
|Models||Xiaomi Redmi Note||Xiaomi Redmi 1S|
|Display||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: close to 267 ppi (pixels per inch)||4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 shieldPixel density: close to 312 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat with custom MIUI[3G model: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS]Note:Both 3G & 4G models are expected to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI|
|Processor||3G model: MediaTek (MTK MT6592) Octa-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed4G model: 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed|
|GPU||3G model: Mali-450MP44G model: Adreno 305||Adreno 305|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 32GB||8GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 5.0-megapixel camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDR,Front: 1.3-megapixel camera|
|Battery||3100 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer);Internet usage time: up to 14 hours (3G) & 38 hours (2G)Standby time: close to 775 hoursMusic playback time: up to 60 hours||2000 mAh (Li-Polymer);|
|Network||2G (GSM), 3G (WCDMA) & 4G [optional model with TDD-LTE 2300MHz (Band 40) and FDD-LTE 1800MHz (Band 3)]||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots (WCDMA:3G & GSM: 2G), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0 (OTG), GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm|
|Weight||199 g||158 g|
|Price||3G Model: ₹8,999/-4G model: ₹9,999/-||₹5,999/-|