Xiaomi will be conducting a blogger meet on 25th in Bangalore and on 26th in Delhi. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S will be officially launched then. The price of Redmi 1S is already mentioned on their website i.e. Rs. 6,999.

Well I believe this is just a launch event and the handset will not be immediately available. Yes it will be sold via Flipkart probably within the next few days or weeks. For the price of under Rs. 7000 the Redmi 1S will be hit just like the Xiaomi Mi3. We will have to see if Xiaomi can manage good number of stocks at least for the 1S.

As far as the specs are concerned the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a dual SIM handset powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core processor (MSM8228) clocked at 1.6GHz and coupled with Adreno 305 GPU. It will run MiUi version 5.

There is 1GB RAM, 8 Gigs of internal storage and micro SD card support of up to 64GB. There is an 8MP rear AF camera using the BSI sensor with LED flash support and another camera of 1.6MP resolution is placed on the front.

Xiaomi Redmi 1S blogger Meet

The IPS screen is 4.7 inches supporting 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. Key features are 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Dirac sound / Hi-Fi sound support and GPS. The 1S houses a 2000 mAh battery. The handset did get listed on Flipkart with coming soon status but was removed soon.

Do watch out for availability dates, the company may follow the same procedure, i.e. register before and buy when the stocks are available.

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  1. 5999 rs for redmi 1s.. just now announced the price in facebook. (This is what you’ve been waiting for! Redmi 1S will be available for sale on 2 September at Rs. 5,999!
    You can register (www.mi.com/in) to purchase your Redmi 1S at 6 p.m. today. )

  2. Gogi bro I saw a vedio on youtube about redmi 1s that free ram is only 300 mb and not a single apps or games are removable to sd card not even directly installed.

  3. Is every fan invited for tomorrows blogger meet in Bangalore or is there a invitation system ???

  4. Hi All Chinese is Chinese, doubt the quality, “all that glitters are not gold”, better settle for trusted brands thats why they cant afford to get top specs at this rock bottom, further a samsung, or sony , or moto, or lg or nokia will manage to give best value for quality or any of its kind, don’t trust a cheap or Chinese brand, go check in china, will they encourage mmx, karbon, lava , xolo etc Indian good manufacturers, definitely not, also mind the security thing its always risky. Folks think and buy the right one, don’t comp to quality. My samsung galaxy star pro after dropping into a water tub worked superbly later no issues.

    1. Pls understand, the mmx ,lava , xolo and spice are not manufactured in India . its just rebranded Chinese OEM . the same spec Indian brands are more cheap in China .xiaomi is a brand of China moving to international business slowly .

      MMX is selling their mobiles in sri Lanka and Russia.then why not China in India

    2. Siva…are u some how associated with Sammy sir.?.. I think if Indians desire Xiaomi Redmi 1S..we should trust their judgement.

    3. I pity you. Mmx, xolo all brands get their phones from chinese manufacturers. If you have a brand they will stamp that and give you. So dont take too pride in indian names, they are just middle men making some money. Xiaomi is just avoiding that with a bonus of better quality.

    4. Really? Xiaomi is the 5th largest smartphone manufacturer they provides 1 st quality Chinese phones don’t just comment by without knowing it

    5. Hey Shiva,

      you don’t know a thing about Xiaomi, Miezu and Gionee, the quality of there products is far better than the Samsung and sony stuff, I used all the brands. Don’t play dumb without using any of these brands.

    6. I am sorry to say these things mmx, xolo, lava, carbonne etc indian company are just like dalal(broker) they buy chinese phone and lebel their own name and sell at double cost to us. @ shiv

  5. hi
    This year totally dominated by moto G, Asus Zenfones and Mi3 in the budget category of 10k.
    MMX and other Indian firms are loosing their Market share.
    Even Samsung and Sony faced same problem as they do not have best specs in this category.

  6. Many shops selling Redmi 1S as MT6582, including the official Xiaomi site. Is this an updated version of the 1S? Or India will be selling a different version than the rest of the world?

  7. Xiaomi has given 100 redmi 1s to 100 beta tester participant. I also tried however they gave them to only Bangalore and Mumbai participant.

    The participants will use the handsets for 30 days or so for reporting bugs and etc. 10 of them will get to keep the handsets if they give best feedback .

    The beta testing program started a few days ago so let’s expect the device by the 20th of the next month. You can check the beta tester thread in xiaomi India forum. http://en.miui.com/thread-34551-1-1.html here is the link.

  8. Which one is best for the price tag of under rs. 10k asus zenfone5 OR redmi 1s ? Or Any other(mention) ..

    1. If you need a frequently updating OS + Good Camera @ cheap rate Go for Redmi 1S.

      If you need more RAM (if you are a multi-tasker) go for ZenFone. (Redmi 1S has 1 GB RAM , and it will give only around 330MB free RAM on first boot.)

      If you need more performance and features than ZenFone , then wait for Redmi Note ….

    2. even zenfone a450 is far ahead then redmi 1s,zen5 is under mi3 group only difference is HD and full HD

    3. For a budget of 10k then you can get red me note….which is much better then 1S. but Red me note is 5.5inch size and Zen5 is 5 inch size. I would go for Red me note which has octa core processor and bigger screen…which is good for gaming.

  9. Asus zenfone A450CG pre-booking will start at midnight at flipkart, redmi 1s vs zenfone A450CG, tough competition.

    1. Asus Zenfone A450CG specs are somewhat below RedMi 1s actually. FWVGA TFT screen, 0.3 MP front camera. But somewhat compensated by Gorilla Glass display.

  10. Flipkart has also listed the Asus Zenfone A450CG at 6999, to compete with the Redmi 1S. Cant wait for both of these phones to release 😀

  11. I don’t think it will be too good because miui is damm customized that it sock whole ram and users are not left with much my friend has a mi3 and my other friend has a zenfone 5 and asphalt 8 was bit slow (no frame drops but still slow frame rates) on mi3 and dammm smooth on zenfone 5, I will be getting zf5 rather these xiaomi phones yes these are good but miui don’t do justice with what it can do and this redmi doesn’t even have a powerful processor and ram is low too, so I am the one keeping away of it….

  12. if you are going. Please check these.
    the android version of handset and available free ram after bootup.
    it will be helpful.

  13. यह कहना व्यर्थ नहीं होगा की ये, चाइनीज nexus 4 है। :).टी
    It has exactly the same configuration of Nexus 4. 🙂
    I am waiting for Camera quality.

    1. Its camera quality is awesome,its even better than nexus 5.There is almost no noise in photo taken atleast in daytime.

    2. Nexus 4 has 2GB RAM and better graphics.
      Redmi 1 S will give you the best camera quality in this price range.
      it has an 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4ųm sensor, 1080p video recording
      Camera quality is better than Redmi Note’s 13 MP !!

  14. Both the phones are available in Maniacstore online store from today onwards with high prices

  15. Tnx Gogiji for timely updates.

    Guess in next week many users will decide their phone either Asus Zenphone 5 (after your review though) or Red me 1S!!!

    WIN-WIN Situation for users!

    1. Zenphone 5 has better hardware but higher price.You can say that the competition will be between zenphone 4 and redemi 1s.

    1. ASUS a known brand in electronicgadgets and its getting nice spec for under or at 10k price range, and qualitywise it should be better than the chinese manufacturer, though its the buyer’s interest, thaiwanese are better than the chinese manufacturers i guess

    2. I think the the biggest weak point of 1S is going to be the software bugs in the OS…..and if reports are to be believed the somewhat low battery life. but camera quality and HD display is what makes it hard to beat in 7k price bracket. also snapdragon 400 is expected to power the handset which is most popular chip-set these days.

  16. no earfones sure, thy make money frm accessories n other stuffs like themes n down loadable contents

  17. Gogi ji my mi3 has a very strange bug. Even my friend has the same. We both cant share files via Bluetooth with each other but can share with every other phone whether htc Samsung etc. But with both our mi3 were saying unsuccessful to send files. Otherwise our phones are working perfectly fine. Will be helpful if you could tell us some reason behind this or any solution to the problem. Thanx in advance

  18. Hi gogi.
    May this link helpful . Flipkart removed it but google cache link hear &cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in

      1. Gogi sir, its a request to you to compare both Asus zenfone 4 450g version which is going to launch soon and this redmi 1s … As both have same price and almost same specs… Pls try to get both of them reviewed and compared , many of us will be thankful to you.

  19. happy to hear……..
    waiting for this phone….
    but, flipkart se dua hai ki wo XIAOMI MI3 ki kreha se kharab na krey….