Apart from telling the on-sale time, Xiaomi’s VP Hugo Barra also revealed that as far as sales method is concerned, Xiaomi will employ the same “weekly flash sales” method. But, unlike Mi3, Hugo assured that the number of units which will be available for sale, will be much higher in comparison to the Mi3.
The most surprising news, revealed by Hugo, was the fact that the Redmi1S will have a special launch price. Now, considering the fact that the phone’s retail price is already on the lower side (at Rs. 6,999), we are actually thrilled to know that launch price will go even lower.
This is because, the kind of specifications which Redmi1S boasts of, are currently unavailable in even a 15K priced popular brand phone. For eg., Samsung’s Galaxy Core, priced at somewhere around Rs. 13,000 gives you a normal LCD capacitative touchscreen, with a dual core processor, and an equally disappointing GPU.
Whereas, Xiaomi Redmi 1S, priced at Rs. 6,999 ( and even a lower launch price ) offers you a quad core Snapdragon 400 chipset, running a 4.7″ 720 p HD display. Also, the phone has an 8 mega-pixels rear snapper and a decent 1.6 inch front camera for your beloved selfies.
This kind of aggressive pricing, has largely been the reason for Xiaomi’s such sudden rise to fame. Not to be forgotten is the fact, that Xiaomi has already unseated Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor in China.