Yet again, keeping up with its success spree, the third round of 40,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphones was reportedly sold out in just 3.4 seconds. Redmi 1 S is the second big hit from the Chinese maker, first being Xiaomi Mi3.
It seems that Xiaomi understood the Indian consumers, and its pricing strategy seems to have worked well. Quite similar to Mi3, which offers features comparable to high end phones at price equivalent mid-ranged phone. While Redmi 1S offers features comparable to mid-ranged phones at a price of entry level phone.
Redmi 1S sports a 4.7 inch 720p IPS display, 8 MP rear camera accompanied by a flash, 1.6 MP front camera and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. The device is powered by a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM packed with 2000 mAh battery. Redmi 1S comes with 8GB internal storage from which around 6 GB is available to the user. The storage capacity is expandable to up to 64GB with the help of a microSD card.
Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker which has exclusively tied up with online retailer flipkart, has managed to make its space in the cluttered smartphone market in India in a short period of time.