Consumers are rushing to grab Xiaomi Redmi 1S on Flipkart, but couldn’t get it due to limited stock availability and sold within seconds in its first flash sale. Let’s see how to buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S quickly & successfully on Flipkart.
Currently, the Xiaomi’s smartphones are the most demanding devices in India as they are available at very low prices and packed with high-end specs and features. Priced at just Rs. 5,999, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the most affordable mid-range smartphone offered in the market at present, providing a strong competition to the other budget smartphones like Nokia Lumia 530, Asus Zenfone 4 A450CG and Moto E. Other smartphone manufacturing companies like Karbonn, Spice and Lava comes up with alluring devices in the same category, but none of them can beat Xiaomi when it comes to cost + features + quality + performance.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S is affordable, so it doesn’t mean that it’s of low quality. The Xioami Redmi 1S is a dual-SIM smartphone, featuring a 4.7-inch IPS display (a little big than an average smartphone screen) with a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels, and coming up with a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with the Adreno 305 GPU handling graphics. The handset has 1GB of RAM inside, along with 8GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 64 GB using microSD card. Its weight is 158 grams, and its dimensions are 137 x 69 x 9.9 millimeters. The device sports an 8MP rear camera and 1.6MP front camera. The phone is powered by 2000mAh battery and is supported by Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi.
After the success of Xiaomi Mi3, which has seen more than 100,000 units sold in less than 3 months time with Flipkart, the company launched its new smartphone Redmi 1S via the same platform. You may already know that until now Xiaomi flash sale always brought unhappiness than smiles on consumer’s faces, and same happened with the Redmi 1S. Surprisingly, the handset priced at 5,999 has already sold 40,000 units in its first flash sale on Flipkart that too within just 4.2 seconds. Out of the total units, 2,000 units were purchased by the Flipkart First subscribers (paid registered users) who paid an extra Rs. 500 which they seem not much for the smartphone on September 1, whereas the remaining 38,000 units were up for sale on September 2.
Selling such a huge number of units in two seconds is a grand success for any brand, but for Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, it’s been a mixed blessing. The failure to purchase the phone has left many upset, ensuing in a fair amount of backlash against both the brand, and its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Lots of Flipkart’s priority customers were not that lucky to book the Redmi 1S on both the dates, particularly, if they had opted for the priority service just a day before the sale date.
This type of progress is what Xiaomi likes to do, get people hyped up, create more surprises, and afterward begin a pre-order campaign with notably less devices available than people demanding to purchase one. The second stock of Redmi 1S will be available for sale on September 9, however it is expected that already 200,000 users have registered for this sale date for 40000 units only.
Now a Flipkart First subscriber also couldn’t get Xiaomi smartphone, as well forget using the Flipkart mobile application to book a Xiaomi device as the chance is very low. Don’t lose hope, there is still one best way available to grab the phone on next sales day i.e. using this easy (so called) hack, you can simply add Xiaomi phone in to the kart and purchase it. To automate the kart addition, you should use a browser extension developed by buyhatke.com through which you are able to automatically add your preferred Mi phone whenever the sale beigns on Flipkart. Thus, you don’t have to frequently refresh the sales page. Moreover, the adding procedure is much faster than our manual mouse clicks which makes sure you won’t miss the device because of human errors.
Step-by-step guide to know how you can kart Xiaomi phones as fast as possible using the browser add-on:
First of all, you have to login to Flipkart and register for your Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Your next step is to install the browser add-on. Note that you must have either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox installed. Once you install the extension in your browser, select your phone to be added.
It everything is set as per above process, you’re almost done. In the next step, you need to open the browser, being signed in Flipkart at sales time. It is recommended to make the settings ready 5-10 minutes before the sale begins. Make sure you have fast internet connection so that your favorite handset will be added in your Kart as soon as the sales begin. At that time, the extension will open a new tab for you (don’t close it). If by mistake you close it, restore it by going to the first step page.
Xiaomi RedMi 1s went out of stock in less than a second after it went for sale on Sep 2, video from youtube: