Xiaomi Redmi 1S launch events on 25th and 26th August in India

The hotly anticipated Xiaomi Redmi 1S now has a launch date for India.

After Xiaomi’s Mi 3 turned out to be a massive success, the more affordable Xiaomi Redmi 1SĀ is now set to see a launch in the country. Touted as a competitor to the now-discontinued Motorola Moto G, the Redmi 1S comes with specifications that are very similar, but better in some aspects. In fact, during our testing of the Redmi 1S, it turned out the smartphone has an amazing camera.

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  • 4.7-inch 1280 x 720p display
  • 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB on-board ROM
  • 8 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 1.6 mega-pixel front camera
  • 2000mAh battery
  • MIUI V5 (Android v4.3)

The launch events for India are pegged for 25th and 26th of August, for Bangalore and Delhi respectively. According to previous teasers from Xiaomi, the Redmi 1S will be priced INR6,999 or $115, and is expected to generate even more interest than the Mi 3. If you’re holding out for this one, do check out our review of the Redmi 1S.

In related news, Xiaomi’s Mi Power Banks went on pre-sale via Flipkart last night. However, it looks like the entire allotment is pre-booked and orders can’t be placed anymore until further re-stocking.

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  1. Manoj Biswas
    August 23, 2014

    Xiaomi Redmi 1S will be launched on 25th and 26th August for Rs. 6999

    Flipkart removed the link but google cache it …http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:bI8zsNQ-xnAJ:www.flipkart.com/mi-redmi-1s-2013029/p/itmdz6zpuatkgfjp&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in

  2. $2548414
    August 23, 2014

    Xiami must ensure Sales start with cache of at least 1 lakh Redmi 1S..coz less than this would only bring critical comments..from disgruntled Indians.

  3. Andrew
    August 23, 2014

    I sold my Redmi 1s. Too many software bugs in MIUI and the camera is an overrated joke. There are much better phones out there in this price range.

    • MISTO
      August 23, 2014

      Better phones?? Can you list them? Thanks.

    • Abir
      August 24, 2014

      The Redmi 1s competes directly with the Moto G but has marginally better specs than the Moto G also expandable storage is a big plus. I admit MIUI might not be everyone’s cup of tea but the hardware and quality the Redmi 1s provides at Rs 6,999 is unbeatable.

  4. adrew
    August 25, 2014

    did Redmi 1S is having gorilla glass,,, is yes then which one ???

  5. Mahesh Kirali
    August 27, 2014

    Flipkart listed Xiaomi Redmi 1S specification and price review

    Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone with 4.70-inch 720×1280 display powered by 1.6GHz processor alongside 1GB RAM and 8-megapixel rear camera