Those waiting for the Redmi 1S / Note here is some good news. The 1S handset got listed on Flipkart with the coming soon status. The 1S is powered by Snapdragon quad core processor and will be made available soon. Not sure about Note, yet.
The Xiaomi Redmi 1S is expected to be priced at under Rs. 7,000. It is using the 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228 quad core chipset with Adreno 305 GPU. It runs MiUi with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. Micro SD card is supported of up to 64GB.
The IPS capacitive multi-touch touch screen is 4.7 inches supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. As far as the camera is concerned it is an 8MP on the rear with flash and 1.6MP on the front. The rear 8MP camera can record videos in 1080p resolution and the front camera can shoot 720p videos.
There are good number of sensors – Gyro, light, proximity, magnetic and accelerometer. Other features are 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS with GLONASS, dual mic for noise cancellation and Bluetooth 4.0. The handset comes with 2000 mAh re-chargeable battery.
The Redmi 1S is the next handset that will be launched by Xiaomi in India. The Mi3 is popular and not that easy to get, hopefully Xiaomi will be having enough S1 stock.
Few units of Redmi 1S and Redmi Note have been imported, probably for internal testing.
Redmi 1S on Flipkart coming soon.