Powerfully packed and precisely priced: Redmi 1s launched@ 5,999!

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After the earth shattering success of its flagship Mi3, the Chinese giant Xiaomi is now ready to capture the entry-level Indian smartphone market with its latest offering – Redmi 1s. If you (still) don’t know much about the brand, Xiaomi (Shia-o-me) is the world’s 5th largest smartphone manufacturer and is hailed as “The Apple of China” for its quality, innovation and massive popularity. Its reception in India has been incredible, it goes “Out of Stock” within seconds of replenishment!

Known for providing high end specification at dirt cheap prices, Xiaomi 1s surely delivers more than expected. Packed with a QUALCOMM Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz along with 1 gigabyte of RAM. The phone features a 4.7’ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (312 PPI), coated with Dragontrail glass for making it durable. The dual SIM device, comes with an 8MP (1080p) rear shooter and a snappy 1.6MP front camera (720p). With 8 gigs of expandable memory the phone also support USB On-The-Go (OTG) – you can run USB peripheral like pen drives, keyboards, hard drives, etc. with the help of an adaptor. The phone runs of Android 4.3 (MIUI) and is powered by a 2000mAH battery. These are the only two things that somewhat pinch as Jellybean now seems ancient and the battery is a 100mAH small, however they seem minute snags in the overall package.

If you find the specifications alluring, you’ll be blown away by the price. Initially priced at INR 6,999, Redmi 1s has been launched at INR 5,999, exclusively on Flipkart. To be honest, it actually seems under priced for the monstrous specs it offers. It not only trashes its immediate competitor Moto E (Rs. 6,999) but also outdoes the highly efficient Moto G, now priced at around 10k. The registrations have started & the flash sales will begin from 2nd September. (Do remember, only those who register can buy the phone!)

The fact that Xiaomi is now highly popular in India (courtesy Mi3), the sales are predicted to be groundbreaking!  So if you are looking for a powerful phone, that doesn’t feel heavy on your pockets, Xiaomi’s latest may just be the one!

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