Xiaomi conducted the first flash sale for its affordable Redmi 1S (smartphone) priced at Rs 5,999 today (on Tuesday). And just like the previous Mi3 flash sales, the Redmi 1S was out of stock within a few seconds.
Xiaomi confirmed on its Facebook page that this time the sale was over within 4.2 seconds. The registration for the next sale will begin at 6 p.m. today and the sale will go live next Tuesday (September 9, 2014).
The Redmi 1S received over 250,000 registrations. Unlike the Mi3, where only 10,000 units were up for grabs, around 40,000 units of Redmi 1S were available for sale.
The Redmi 1S features a 4.7-inch display and is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad core processor, paired with 1 GB of RAM. It features an 8 MP camera; 8 GB internal storage and 2000 mAh battery. This is a dual SIM smartphone operating on Android 4.3 and competes against the Motorola Moto E.
With today's flash sale of the Redmi 1S, those of the Mi3 have now been put on hold.