After Xiaomi Mi3, the Chinese company had finally launched RedMi 1S in India for Rs. 5,999 couple of days ago. But this good news comes with a bad news too. Xiaomi has announced that they are going to discontinue Company last year flagship phone Xiaomi Mi3.
Xiaomi Mi3 was launched back in July and in six flash sales company has managed to sell around 95,000 units of Mi3 in India. In every flash sale, complete inventory of Mi3 went out of stock in less than 5 seconds. Due to huge demand and due to supply constraints Xiaomi has decided to temporarily discontinue Mi3 and they have shifted their focus towards the more affordable Xiaomi RedMi 1S.
The news about Mi3 discontinue began to surface soon after it was sold out yesterday and Xiaomi didn’t open up pre registrations for the device.
Xiaomi India head Manu kumar jain says “Over next few weeks, we will focus on Redmi 1S, and Mi 3 wont be available. We will take the final call after few weeks, once we have more visibility / data points”.
The decision to discontinue Mi3 may not be a good decision as many people were already frustrated due to shortage and flash sale method. Now many buyers who were waiting to buy Mi3 are now completely left in the dark. Now it’s up-to Xiaomi whether to relaunch Mi3 or not.
Xiaomi RedMi 1S is an entry level smartphone from Xiaomi. It is launched in India at a very low price of Rs. 5,999. There is no word about Xiaomi RedMi Note launch date.
Xiaomi RedMi 1S features a 4.7 inch HD IPS Display with 1280×720 pixel resolution which has pixel density of 312ppi. It runs on 1.6 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor with 1GB RAM. For graphics it has Adreno 305 GPU.
Xiaomi RedMi 1S comes with 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. It also has 1.3 megapixel front camera. It has 4 GB internal memory which can be expanded upto 64GB using MicroSD card.
Xiaomi RedMi 1S has connectivity options like 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB OTG and Micro-USB. It has 2,000 mAh Battery. It is a dual sim device with dual standby support.
Xiaomi RedMi 1S runs on Android 4.3 optimized with MIUI version 5.
- 4.7 inch HD IPS screen
- 1.6 GHz quad core processor
- 1 GB RAM
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 8 Megapixel rear camera with dual LED Flash
- 1.3 Megapixel front camera
- 2,000 mAh battery
- 4 GB Internal Memory, can be expanded
- Android 4.3 optimized with MIUI version 5
Xiaomi RedMi 1S comes in multiple colors and is priced at Rs. 5,999. It is up for pre-order exclusively on Flipkart. It will go on sale next week, only pre-registed buyers will be able to purchase the phone on 2 September.