Mi India launches the Redmi 1S for ₹5,999; Registration starts today

Mi India, the Xiaomi company, today announced that its second smartphone release after the Mi3, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2 PM on September 2 exclusively through its ecommerce partner, Flipkart.


The pre-registrations for the device will begin on August 26th at 6 PM and the Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1 at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from the next day.

The Redmi 1S is the first phone of the Redmi family made available in India. It offers the best quality and user experience and at a very affordable price point. The device offers a great 720p HD screen, an 8MP camera that delivers superfine quality images, great battery life and a range of software features as part of MIUI v5 that will make every Redmi 1S owner very happy.

– Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global

The Redmi 1S will be supported by Xiaomi’s 35+ service centres across India including two exclusive Mi service centres in Delhi and Bangalore. The company also plans to start four more exclusive Mi service centres in the next 2 months in Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.

Redmi 1S Specifications

  • Operating System: Android-based MIUI 5
  • Display: 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Cortex-A7 core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM |8GB internal memory
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording | 1.6MP front camera

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