Xiaomi Redmi 1S dual LTE (LTE on both SIMs) to launch 4th January


Xiaomi is already believed to be working on a couple phones including a Redmi Note successor and another flagship, likely from the Mi series. However, a variant of the Redmi 1S will launch prior to any of those, as early as 4th January, i.e., coming Sunday.

The new variant will have dual LTE, which will allow users to be on 4G LTE networks on both SIMs on the dual SIM phone. The current version of the device comes 3G only, and the dual LTE Redmi 1S will be the second phone from the Redmi series, after the Redmi Note 4G, to offer on-board LTE.

We’ve had a peek at this device previously — it’ll have a 64-bit SoC in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, while the other internals remain the same. This includes a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM and an 8 mega-pixel main camera.

We quite liked the Redmi 1S during our testing period with the phone, and a dual LTE variant will be well received with LTE networks on the rise at the moment.

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40 Comments

  1. Manos
    December 31, 2014

    Xiaomi must be crazy! why again doesn’t give 2gbram to this phone? Only one phone is good from xiaomi all the other have chopped spec. Anyway it’s good for family members…

    • Vijay Sud
      December 31, 2014

      There is no phone in the world as gud as present Redmi 1s for INR 6000 i.e. $ 95..LTE is welcome too..provided price is not excessively inflated.

    • December 31, 2014

      This is an entry model…you don’t need 2GB ram (jedi mind trick haha) you got the Redmi Note with 2GB or even the mi3 if you need something better. And given the price you simply cannot ask more(just look at the competition…same specs or even less and double the price.

      • waterresist
        December 31, 2014

        Note is too big. No option.

      • January 1, 2015

        Jedi mind trick? Unfortunately, these are not the droids you’re looking for…

      • Stavros G
        January 4, 2015

        1GB is fine for most users in world

  2. Raul
    December 31, 2014

    meh…

  3. The Bastard Christ
    December 31, 2014

    2015…. 64-bit… 1Gb of ram. Goddamn fucking capitalist fucks.

    • Anand
      December 31, 2014

      Would you like to buy some Russian or Cuban phones instead?

      • The Bastard Christ
        December 31, 2014

        If they come with 2gigs of ram or more, why the fuck not?

      • January 1, 2015

        a bit “cold war” with your villain states… wouldn’t the bad guys be iran and north korea?

  4. The Bastard Christ
    December 31, 2014

    Godammit xiaomi! Roll out the 2gb 1s already. Geesez fuck!

    • Manos
      December 31, 2014

      They will! not next year 2016 December… Jiayu will sell 100$ phone with 20MP and 3gbram…

  5. Jögo Suán-Kōr
    December 31, 2014

    im with the Redmi 1s, i will go this time for Meizu M1 Note, better choice, i’m so disappointed by Xiaomi at all!

  6. Guest
    December 31, 2014

    Xiaomi must be crazy! why again doesn’t give 2gbram to this phone? Only one phone is good from xiaomi all the other have chopped spec. Anyway it’s good for family members…

    • Guest
      December 31, 2014

      There is no phone in the world as gud as present Redmi 1s for INR 6000 i.e. $ 95..LTE is welcome too..provided price is not excessively inflated.

    • Adrian
      December 31, 2014

      This is an entry model…you don’t need 2GB ram (jedi mind trick haha) you got the Redmi Note with 2GB or even the mi3 if you need something better. And given the price you simply cannot ask more(just look at the competition…same specs or even less and double the price.

    • waterresist
      January 1, 2015

      Note is too big. No option.

    • Dave Weinstein
      January 1, 2015

      Jedi mind trick? Unfortunately, these are not the droids you’re looking for…

    • Stavros G
      January 4, 2015

      1GB is fine for most users in world

  7. Raul
    December 31, 2014

    meh…

  8. The Bastard Christ
    December 31, 2014

    2015…. 64-bit… 1Gb of ram. Goddamn fucking capitalist fucks.

    • Guest
      December 31, 2014

      Would you like to buy some Russian or Cuban phones instead?

    • The Bastard Christ
      December 31, 2014

      If they come with 2gigs of ram or more, why the fuck not?

    • Dave Weinstein
      January 1, 2015

      a bit “cold war” with your villain states… wouldn’t the bad guys be iran and north korea?

  9. The Bastard Christ
    December 31, 2014

    Godammit xiaomi! Roll out the 2gb 1s already. Geesez fuck!

    • Guest
      December 31, 2014

      They will! not next year 2016 December… Jiayu will sell 100$ phone with 20MP and 3gbram…

  10. Jögo Suán-Kōr
    December 31, 2014

    im with the Redmi 1s, i will go this time for Meizu M1 Note, better choice, i’m so disappointed by Xiaomi at all!

  11. thor2001
    December 31, 2014

    The useable FDD-LTE-frequencies for both slots in dual-4g-mode would be really interesting.

    Something like (B3/7/20) respectively 800/1800/2600 MHz on both slots at the same time would be real good for the average European/German-buyer.

    Regards

    • zhongtiao1
      December 31, 2014

      But not good for Chinese or American buyers…

    • January 1, 2015

      But since it’s using the Snapdragon 410, probably not limited to 3 bands.

      It would be foolish to think that it wouldn’t have 38,39,40 and 41 (these are the China bands), also 3 and 7 (Hong Kong and Singapore). anything else would be a gift…

  12. gaborgabor
    December 31, 2014

    Comic Sans should not used in advertisements of Xiaomi, it is the world’s most valuable startup, not a Lemonade Stand.

    • December 31, 2014

      This cracked me up 😀 but seriously, you have a point there.

    • January 1, 2015

      hey, they make low margin devices, they need to save money somewhere!

  13. thor2001
    December 31, 2014

    The useable FDD-LTE-frequencies for both slots in dual-4g-mode would be really interesting.

    Something like (B3/7/20) respectively 800/1800/2600 MHz on both slots at the same time would be real good for the average European/German-buyer.

    Regards

    • zhongtiao1
      December 31, 2014

      But not good for Chinese or American buyers…

    • Dave Weinstein
      January 1, 2015

      But since it’s using the Snapdragon 410, probably not limited to 3 bands.

      It would be foolish to think that it wouldn’t have 38,39,40 and 41 (these are the China bands), also 3 and 7 (Hong Kong and Singapore). anything else would be a gift…

  14. GBR2
    December 31, 2014

    Comic Sans should not used in advertisements of Xiaomi, it is the world’s most valuable startup, not a Lemonade Stand.

    • Yash Garg
      December 31, 2014

      This cracked me up 😀 but seriously, you have a point there.

    • Dave Weinstein
      January 1, 2015

      hey, they make low margin devices, they need to save money somewhere!