In 4.2 seconds, Xiaomi sells 40,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units in India
posted by Alan F. / Sep 02, 2014, 11:52 AM
The sales of the Redmi 1S took place on Tuesday, and it was the first time that the device had been offered in the country. The manufacturer recently announced ten new markets that it was expanding to, with India, Brazil and Russia listed as the first three countries on the list.
The device offers a 4.7 inch screen with resolution of 720 x 1280. Powering the phone is a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with the Adreno 305 GPU handling graphics. The Redmi 1S has 1GB of RAM inside along with 8GB of native storage. If more memory is required, there is a 64GB microSD slot available on the phone. Back and front-facing cameras weigh-in at 8MP and 1.6MP, respectively. A 2000mAh battery powers the device, which comes out of the box with Android 4.3 pre-installed
Xiaomi is selling the phone in India for the equivalent of $98 USD, which obviously sparks demand for the unit. The next flash sale to be held in India by Xiaomi, will be on September 9th. The number of Redmi 1S units to be sold at that time is unknown now, but the company will start accepting registrations for the sale later today.
source: @hbarra via AndroidCentral
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Competition is a good thing. Even Motorola got tuff competitor.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 11:56 AM 0
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My friend was a second late so he was not able to buy one...
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 11:59 AM 0
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My colleague tried it yesterday, she failed too! Need to be very aggressive and quick with multiple browser windows that how I get it every time. Paypal payment is a must. So must verified your Paypal account credit card link before XiaoMi sale. I already successfully bought 4 XiaoMi in 4 occasions.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 7:00 PM 0
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i got 1 too... just bought it out of craze... as per flipkart have to wait till 16th sept. to get the unit.. not sure what im gonna do with it!
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 12:03 PM 0
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lol give it to me (jk) but it was reall frustrating for me coz I had registered and when I logged in today it showed I haven't registered so I contacted the customer care and the gu said he did some thing and that I can buy but the but button never showed up I guess he was lying:P
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 1:38 PM 0
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This is getting frustrating...i understand them doing this as a promotion but shouldn't it stop after they've done it once or twice and sell it like a normal product? If its selling so fast they know that there is demand so why not just sell all they can
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 12:06 PM 3
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Because after that, it wouldn't sell anywhere near that fast.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 12:08 PM 0
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maybe it wouldn't sell that fast but I'm sure they would sell more...i once considered buying or telling people to buy xiaomi's mi3 but due to all the hassle i opted out...i think they will lose a lot of customers this way..
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 11:06 PM 0
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Or perhaps they simply can't produce enough units, so they deliberately curb the sales numbers while maintaining interest / demand...
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 12:18 PM 1
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mine was added to cart by flipkart on 1st september at 9.40pm as a one of flipkart's first subscriber and same time I placed order. rightnow its only available in black colour.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 1:58 PM 0
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