Xiaomi flash sale as always brought more frustration than smiles on customer’s faces. It occurred again with the sale of their super-budget Android smartphone, the Redmi 1S on 2nd September. 

Xiaomi is giving 40,000 Redmi 1S units on the counter, for a sweet price tag of Rs 5,999 each. Xiaomi also threw in a complimentary mini SIM card/micro SIM tray (convertor) and a scratch guard for the display inorder to impress the Xiaomi fans, .


Xiaomi’s global vice president Hugo Barra tweeted today about the 40,000 sales figure in 4.2 seconds.However, out of the 40,000  available Xiaomi Redmi 1S units, 2000 units were already available to Flipkart First subscribers on September 1 while the remaining 38,000 units were sold on September 2.

The Redmi 1S is a great value-for-money smartphone. With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, a 4.7-inch HD IPS display and an above-average 8MP camera, the Redmi 1S is a one of the best budget selling smartphone for a mere Rs 5,999. The Xiaomi smartphones and tablets  runs on MIUI operating system (MIUI V5), which is based on a custom Android KitKat firmware, designed by the Xiaomi team themselves.

The Redmi 1S flash sale will again take place on 9th September exclusively via Flipkart. The registrations for the sale have already been  started  and will end on midnight, 8th September.  Xiaomi is expected to place another 40,000 Redmi 1S handsets for the upcoming sale.

If you really want to obtain Xiaomi smartphones, it seems the only way to do so is to stop all your activities on that blessed Tuesday. Hook up with the high speed Internet connection through your laptop or desktop only. Log-in two hours before on the Flipkart website. And click on ‘buy’ the moment the timer is out. And of course stay calm and keep praying!