Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all geared for the Flipkart flash sale, scheduled to take place on 20 January, with a total of 90,000 units of Redmi Note 4G and Redmi 1S up for grabs.
The company via its official Facebook page confirmed that it will host flash sales for its devices at different time-slots. Redmi Note 4G (60,000 units) will go on sale at 2:00 p.m and Redmi 1S (30,000 units), a little later, at 5:00 p.m.
Last week, Redmi 1S (50,000) and Redmi Note 4G (50,000) units were sold out in 11 seconds and 2 minutes and 50 seconds, respectively. On 20 January, we expect a virtual stampede on Flipkart as there will be no competition from Micromax.
Xiaomi, on 13 January, had to fight for consumer's attention as its rival Micromax had scheduled YU Yureka flash sale on Amazon India, 13 January afternoon 2:00 p.m.
However, the home-bred company has decided to hold the YU Yureka flash sale on 22 January, on Amazon India.
If Xiaomi fans fail to get their hands on the Xiaomi devices on 20 January, they can try their luck at Airtel retail shops, later this week.
Airtel has announced that Redmi Note 4G will be made available in 133 company stores across six cities, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Kolkata.
"Mi Day" promotional campaign, a joint initiative of Airtel and Xiaomi has been made a weekly event at stores in select cities, 16 January onwards.
Prospective consumers can walk in and walk out with a Redmi Note 4G, even without any pre-booking.
[Note: Xiaomi device will be offered on first-come-first-service basis and once the stocks are exhausted at one particular store, the buyers will have to wait till next week.]
Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Redmi Note:
|Models||Xiaomi Redmi 1S||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)||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: close to 267 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed||3G model: MediaTek (MTK MT6592) Octa-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed4G model: 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 305||3G model: Mali-450MP44G model: Adreno 305|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 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 camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2000 mAh (Li-Polymer);||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|
|Network||2G & 3G||2G (GSM), 3G (WCDMA) & 4G [optional model with TDD-LTE 2300MHz (Band 40) and FDD-LTE 1800MHz (Band 3)]|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,||Dual-SIM slots (WCDMA:3G & GSM: 2G), 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||154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||158 g||199 g|
|Price||₹5,999/-||3G Model: ₹8,999/-4G model: ₹9,999/-|