First $99 Redmi 1S sale to see a healthy inventory of 40,000 units in India

Xiaomi’s preparations for their India sales turned out to be insufficient with the Mi 3 sales, that lasted under 5 seconds except for the first time, when Flipkart’s servers crashed. Learning from their mistakes are Xiaomi, and launching the Redmi 1S flash sales with a good 40,000 units for the first one.

According to reports, Xiaomi and Flipkart have already gathered about 100,000 registrations for the sale. Now that’s a massive number, considering that its been only a couple of days since the registrations started. The actual sale is scheduled for the 2nd of September.

The Mi 3 was sold in batches of 20,000 most of the time, so 40,000 is a good leap. The Redmi 1S costs less than half of the Mi 3 at just 5,999 INR or $99, which is why Xiaomi is preparing for the worst (the best?). Like every other Xiaomi product, the Redmi 1S too will be sold via Flipkart.

Gizchina News of the week


  • 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
  • Dual SIM

SEE: Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review • Xiaomi Mi 3 Review

Xiaomi also announced the Redmi 1S for Indonesia last night, for IDR 1.5 million or $128. In India meanwhile, Xiaomi discontinued the now-very-popular Mi 3 for an indefinite amount of time.

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  1. Zaroth
    August 28, 2014

    Do You have lots of readers in India? Because we (as Europeans) can’t buy at Flipkart.

    • Gaurav Arora
      August 29, 2014

      Yes, Gizchina gets a lot of Indian readers ;]

      • sav c
        August 30, 2014

        Totally agree with you brother.

    • Jayesh Basantani
      August 30, 2014


  2. Daaval
    September 2, 2014

    Any news on Sale on flipkart ?? i coud not get one out of the 40k odd pieces. Been waiting since half hour before 1400 hrs. … and BuyHatke did not help either … 🙁