60,000-strong inventory of the Redmi 1S vanishes in 5.2 seconds in India

Judging by the response received by the Mi 3, Xiaomi was quick to ramp up its production units to churn out more units of the Redmi 1S for the Indian market. In its fourth sale, 60,000 units of the Redmi 1S sold out in a matter of just 5.2 seconds in the country.

When we tested the Redmi 1S some months back, the smartphone did feel like a device worthy of a price tag higher than its then price of US$130. However, in a surprise move, Xiaomi announced the Redmi 1S for just 5,999 INR or $99 in India, and we all know what followed.

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The phone comes with a 4.7-inch 720p screen, 1GB RAM and a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC. That’s what enables Xiaomi to call it a Moto G killer, at less than the cost of a Moto E.

We don’t know for certain how many more such flash sales Xiaomi will have in the country. The Chinese OEM is also looking to announce the Redmi Note (which, by the way, has an upgrade in tow) in India soon; we could thus be looking at the last few rounds of the Redmi 1S sale.

In related news, Xiaomi also announced that buyers of the Mi 3 that brought the phone from Flipkart will be eligible for a free micro SIM adapter. This is because unlike many smartphones of today, the Mi 3 still works with regular aka mini SIM cards.

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  1. Ashfaq Junani
    September 23, 2014

    Was it 5.2 seconds? Or 0.52 seconds? I press immediately Buy now as soon as it appear, it showed loading and then Out of stock at the next second it self, Frustrating stuff.

    • Darren Tan
      September 24, 2014

      India has the second largest population in the world and world class IT infrastructure…. wouldn’t be surprised if it were out in 0.001s….

    • OZ
      September 25, 2014

      Just as well they did not take your money and then let you wait for ages looking for stock like some vendors on Ebay etc.

  2. Angry Mobile Nerd
    September 23, 2014

    I’m probably interpreting it incorrectly but I think it’s totally f’ed up how Xiaomi celebrates lack of availability. I can understand if they want to say “60,000 sold in 5.2 seconds” but to boast “out of stock in 5.2 seconds” is almost implying they don’t want their product to be in-stock for too long.

  3. bisthi mohd sajeed
    September 23, 2014

    excellent phone using from 2 weeks also my friend booked yesterday fantastic for this price

  4. MIshop.be
    September 29, 2014

    available in belgium at http://www.mishop.be