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 1S 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.


  • 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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