As we reported recently, Xiaomi has revealed the India release details of the Redmi 1S smartphone. The company today announced at a press event in New Delhi that it will start selling the Redmi 1S smartphone in India exclusively at Flipkart beginning September 2. It has also revised the pricing of the phone and it will retail for INR 5,999, not INR 6,999 as was stated by Xiaomi at the time of Mi 3 launch.
INR 6K is an incredible pricing for a smartphone of Redmi 1S calibre. To remind you, the phone features a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.3 with MIUI v5 and 1GB of RAM. The phone also comes with 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera and 2000 mAh battery.
According to Xiaomi, it will be following the same weekly flash sale model with Redmi 1S that it has been using with Mi 3. So, the interested consumers will have register for every sale every week to participate in the final sale. The registrations for the September 2 sale will begin later today at 6PM.
There is no word on how many units, the company plans to put on sale for the phone but it has stated that the number will be more than Mi 3 units.
Xiaomi has also stated that Redmi 1S accessories will go on sale alongside the smartphone and it has also revealed the pricing of these accessories.
Redmi 1S coloured back cover: INR 469
Redmi 1S Screen protector: INR 179
Redmi 1S Flip Cover: INR 559
In related news, Xiaomi has stated that it plans to add four more exclusive service centres in Gurgaon, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderbaad. These centres will function like the ones present in Bangalore and New Delhi, which are operated by the company itself and offer a turnaround time of 2 hours.