699 Yuan 4G Xiaomi Redmi on sale 16th August


redmi 1s

If you though that all Xiaomi had for the 16th August was the launch of their new OS then think again as they also plan to start selling their latest LTE phone.

After a storming success early today, selling 100,00o Redmi Note LTE phones, Xioami have announced that they will being selling their more affordable 699 Yuan LTE enabled Redmi from 16th August.

This version of the Redmi 1S features a Mediatek MT6582 processor with MT6290 LTE modem to achieve 4G support rather than the Snapdragon 400 found in the Redmi Note. There is also just 1GB RAM , 2000 Mah battery and 8 mega-pixel main camera.

Interestingly the news of the launch comes just after Huawei announced that it’s Honor 3C with similar spec and LTE will go on sale for just 799 Yuan.

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7 Comments

  1. iKosh
    August 12, 2014

    They replaced the Mediatec processor in the Redmi Note LTE to a Snapdragon and now they did the opposite in the Redmi 1s.

  2. Yusuf
    August 12, 2014

    It seems that its battery is 2200 mAh Lithium-polymer, might be worth to buy the Redmi 1S WCDMA model and use LTE version’s battery?

  3. Sere83
    August 12, 2014

    hmm odd decisions indeed. Disappointing to be honest, the snapdragon 400 is simply put a better cpu than the MT6582 and GPS will no doubt be worse on any mediatek powered phones. Saying that, they got rid of the superior mt6592 in the note and swapped it for a the inferior snapdragon 400. Then they get rid of the superior snapdragon 400 in the redmi 1s and replace it with the worse MT6582. Must have been some sort of money or contract related thing. Cant see any reason to swap the already 4G capable snapdragon 400 in the redmi 1s to the inferior MT6582

  4. Danny H.
    August 12, 2014

    Any xiaomi phone that has less than 2GB of ram is not worth the time in my opinion. Talking from an owner of MI 2A.

  5. Digiray
    August 13, 2014

    Anyone know if it will be FDD-LTE compatible with Europe??

    • wut
      August 13, 2014

      mi.com/hongmi1s

  6. Manuel
    August 13, 2014

    No snapdragon, no thanks.