In 4.2 seconds, Xiaomi sells 40,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units in India

In 4.2 seconds, Xiaomi sells 40,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S units in India
The quick hit and run sales tactic of "Hunger Marketing" was successfully employed again in India by Xiaomi, when the manufacturer sold 40,000 units of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S in just 4.2 seconds. Recently, the company sold  95,000 units of the Xiaomi Mi3 in India, using the flash sales technique that it is becoming known for.

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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Redmi 1S
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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23 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Competition is a good thing. Even Motorola got tuff competitor.

2. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

My friend was a second late so he was not able to buy one...

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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.

3. acn2003

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

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!

11. NIghtbaron

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

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

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I have Note 3 and Note 2 but RedMi Note is my main driver because people keep asking me about it. Samsung Note 3 don't even get a second look. If you want tech conversation with people, USE XIAOMI.

4. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

xiamoi mi3- 95000*13999=1329905000rs xiamoi redmi 1s 40000*5999=239960000 rs jood job flipkart

5. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

6. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Because after that, it wouldn't sell anywhere near that fast.

17. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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..

8. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Or perhaps they simply can't produce enough units, so they deliberately curb the sales numbers while maintaining interest / demand...

18. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I don't think that's the problem because they do that in China as well..and even if it is...they already see the demand is there so they should now focus on improving their supply..

7. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Nobody gives a s**t.

9. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Mi 3 is not doing well in the philippine but I think this one will cause its a lot cheaper.

10. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Xiaomi and oneplus one are just getting advertised because of their registration systems. There phones are good and if one cannot get it just move one, we have choices.

12. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

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.

22. acn2003

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

same in my case, i got it ordered on 1st sept late evening, as per flipkart it will be delivered on 16th sept... its loo long a wait!

13. p51d007

Posts: 702; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Maybe OnePlus could take a page from Xiaomi LOL, god knows the invite system isn't very popular.

14. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Haters gotta hate...

19. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I managed to order one.. :)

20. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Managed to get one xD

21. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Even I managed to get one.. :-D

23. JJOPQ

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

awsome,,,,,, 10.000 xiaomi redmi 1s sell for 1 sec.....i dont wanna believe it,,,,hah,,,, fr.xiaomidevice.com/xiaomi-redmi-1s-3g-mtk6592-qua​d-core-2go.html

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