Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, which sold 90,000 units of its popular Redmi 1S affordable smartphone in its seventh flash sale conducted via Indian e-commerce retailer Flipkart, has now opened registrations for its eighth flash sale in India.
Xiaomi's eight flash sale will take place on 28 October, on Flipkart, and this sale presents another (possibly final) opportunity for prospective buyers of Redmi 1S, to purchase the Rs 5,990 (£60, $100) smartphone.
If you aim at buying the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, then you are advised to register online at Flipkart, at the earliest, as the Redmi 1S is a budget smartphone, and sells out in seconds, in every flash sale.
Navigate to Flipkart now, and register to participate in Xiaomi's eight flash sale.
The eight flash sale could be the final online flash sale that Xiaomi holds in India considering the fact that the China-based smartphone company has already sold more than a million Redmi 1S smartphone units in India, ever since the flash sales began earlier in the year.
Finally, with the Diwali festival season already set in, it is natural that an increased number of prospective buyers will look at purchasing Xiaomi's smartphone offerings (due to their budget and high-end nature).
Xiaomi is expected to offer an increased 100,000 Redmi 1S units during the 28 October flash sale.
Along with the Redmi 1S, Xiaomi has stated that it will also offer the high-end Mi 3 priced at Rs 14,000 (£143, $22) in India during the Diwali festive season.
According to a recent report published in the Economic Times, Xiaomi's high-end Mi 3 smartphone will go out of production and will be phased out in India, to make way for the Xiaomi Mi 4: another high-end offering.
As of now, Xiaomi Mi 4 is set to be released in India early next year.
Quoting Xiaomi's vice-president Hugo Barra, the Economic Times report states that the Mi 3 is currently on its last legs in India, and after the sale of a few thousand units, production of the smartphone for India will be stopped.
This means that people who want to buy a high-end Xiaomi smartphone in India can wait for two new top-end devices to reach them. These devices are the Mi 4 and the Redmi Note, which had some of its key hardware details outed recently.
According to the available information, the high-end smartphone is expected to feature a large 5.5in display, 20.7 MP primary camera, 8 MP secondary camera, and a 3,500 mAh battery. Redmi Note is also expected to come 4G-enabled.
Key hardware aspects of Xiaomi's low-cost Redmi 1S smartphone
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 a 1GB RAM.
Redmi 1S also features an 8MP primary camera and a 1.6MP secondary camera. Besides, the device 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).