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New Xiaomi Redmi 1S now available in India for just Rs.5,999

Xioami just launched its new budget smartphone in India starting at just Rs.5,999 (which is less then $100 USD). The company revealed the device back in July where the original sales price was going to be Rs.6999 but it has since then gone down to Rs.5999.

The device will be exclusively sold on FlipKart and sales will begin September 2 and will feature a similar sales model to the Mi3 where a limited amount of smartphones are available every week, however Xiaomi has confirmed that the amount of initial devices produced is way more then when the Mi3 launched which stock didn’t last longer then a few seconds every week.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S

The Device which is also known as Hongmi 1S has some impressive specs for being a $100 budget Android smartphone

  • 4.7-inch display (720p)
  • 1.6Ghz Quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot to increase the internal storage
  • 5MP rear camera, 1.6MP front-facing camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Feedback from users who have gotten their hands on the device during the launch event are mainly surprised on the ” build quality and user experience of the phone at large.”