Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone brand, which is often touted as the iPhone killer, has been reporting record sales of its budget high-ender Redmi 1S, in recent flash sales conducted in India via Flipkart, the country's largest e-retailer.
The company has reported that it has sold all of its 60,000 Redmi 1S smartphone in just 5.2 seconds during the fourth flash sale on 23 September. The company had increased the number of units by 20,000 this time.
This increased demand for the Redmi 1S smartphone have naturally left many potential buyers frustrated. There are customers who failed to lay their hands on a Redmi 1S even after registering for all four flash sales and logging in atleast a couple of hours before the big online trades began.
Now, all of such frustration can be put to rest as Xiaomi has opened registrations for the fifth flash sale, which will be held on 30 September via Flipkart.
Click here to navigate to Flipkart, and register yourself to participate in the fifth flash sale, and buy a Redmi 1S budget smartphone.
60,000 Redmi 1S units up for grabs again
Xiaomi has stated that it will be offering 60,000 Redmi 1S smartphones, just like last time. Prospective buyers are advised to take advantage of the increased smartphone stocks for the second time in a row.
Xiaomi's Redmi 1S is priced at INR 5,999 (£60, $100), and competes with the recently released Android One smartphones from Google, and Motorola's Moto E, which is priced at INR 7,000 (£70, $116).
Key hardware aspects of Xiaomi Redmi 1S
Xiaomi's Redmi 1S is certainly a 'value for money' smartphone considering its 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 1GB RAM.
Redmi 1S also features an 8MP primary camera and a 1.6MP secondary camera. The device also 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 INR 6,000 price tag, and the Motorola E that is priced at Rs 7,000 (£70, $116).
In summary, people interested in buying the budget Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone are advised to register themselves as early as possible, take advantage of increased smartphone stocks, and thereby stand a chance to purchase a high-end, budget Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone.