Xiaomi RedMi 1S

Xiaomi continues to witness overwhelming demand for its handsets in the Indian market. After selling 95,000 units of the Mi 3, most of them in flash sales lasting 2 to 5 seconds, the Chinese vendor announced today that it sold 40,000 units of the Redmi 1S in 4.2 seconds today.

Today is the first time Xiaomi has offered the Redmi 1S to Indian consumers. The registration for the sale, which began last week, saw over 250,000 entries. The sheer amount of consumer interest is understandable considering Xiaomi is selling the redmi 1S for just Rs. 5,999 ($98). For that price, you get a device with a 4.7-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 8 MP camera at the back, 1.6 MP front shooter and a 2000 mAh battery.

Xiaomi's next sale is scheduled for September 9, with registrations set to begin from later today. Unlike the first sale, Xiaomi has not declared how many units will be available for its second flash sale. While the flash sale model has served Xiaomi well in the past, the manufacturer along with Flipkart have come under criticism from Indian consumers for their inability to meet demand with sufficient supply.

Indian readers, were you able to buy a Redmi 1S during today's sale?

Source: Twitter