Mi India has been holding up flash sales to offer the Mi3 smartphone in India. At the launch, the company promised to introduce an affordable smartphone as well. The Mi India’s official Facebook pageposted a blurred teaser photo of the upcoming budget smartphone Redmi 1s. The post was in reference to a contest for winning Mi In-ear earphones. The Redmi 1s smartphone will compete with the Motorola Moto E, Asus Zenfone 4, Micromax Canvas Fire 2 and more devices. At the price of Rs 5,999, the Redmi 1s notches up the heat against the Asus Zenfone 4 mostly and also Motorola Moto E. Not surprising that all three handsets are being sold through Flipkart website.
Mi’s Redmi 1s is a budget friendly Dual SIM smartphone offering a 4.7-inch IPS display with 1280×720 pixel resolution. This smartphone houses a quad-core 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 mobile chipset and 1 GB RAM. By default, the Redmi 1s offers 8 GB built-in storage and comes with memory card slot. The Redmi 1s will run the MIUI based on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version.
At the rear, Redmi 1s packs 8 megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and has LED flash. The camera also offers burst mode, auto-focus, zero shutter lag, HDR and real-time filters. In the front, it has a 1.6 megapixel camera for video calling and self portraits.
Other features include Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, WiFi, and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support. MI has added a 2000 mAh battery and offers support for 3G network SIM along with a 2G network SIM. Redmi 1s will go on sale at Flipkart at Rs 5,999 from September 2.