60,000 units of Xiaomi's Redmi 1S
available in the fifth flash sale via Flipkart on Tuesday went out of stock in 13.9 seconds.
The news was announced by @MiIndiaOfficial on Twitter, adding that users should stay tuned for "something special next week."
Notably, the fourth flash sale saw 60,000 Redmi 1S units going out of stock in 5.2 seconds. The budget smartphone went out of stock in just 3.4 seconds in the third flash sale, a good second faster than the second flash sale, which saw 40,000 smartphones go 'out of stock' in 4.5 seconds, meanwhile the first flash sale saw 40,000 units going 'out of stock' in just 4.2 seconds.
As of now, Flipkart has cumulatively seen 240,000 Redmi 1S units going out of stock in 31.2 seconds in its five flash sales thus far, according to the details revealed by Xiaomi.
This was the second flash sale that saw up to 60,000 Redmi 1S units going on sale, an increase of 20,000 units compared to previous occasions which saw 40,000 being made available. The sale once again saw both happy and unhappy customers, as evinced by the tweet replies to @MiIndiaOfficial's announcement.
Flipkart has updated its Xiaomi page to say the next Redmi 1S sale is on October 14, and that registration will begin from Tuesday at 6pm IST. This ties in with Xiaomi's "something special" announcement for next week, indicating the Chinese handset manufacturer will bring the Mi 3 (Review | Pictures) back on sale - as it had announced earlier this month.
The Flipkart page suggests consumers to register for each flash sale separately and notes, "Registrations will not be carried over. You need to register again for next sale."
Considering that limited stocks of the Redmi 1S (Review | Pictures) will be available in India, the popular e-commerce giant has revealed that it will limit orders to one phone per registered email ID per sale.
Xiaomi is also bundling a Micro SIM-card adapter and a screen protector with the Redmi 1S, and notes that orders will be delivered in 7-10 business days.
It's worth pointing out that Flipkart's procedure requires people to just add the handset to their cart for it to be classified as 'sold out', and people are given additional time to complete their purchase.
Recently, speaking at a conference, the company's India head Manu Jain confirmed that it would be bringing the Mi 3 back on sale in India at least one more time. Jain did not give too many details, but he did suggest that the Mi 3 flash sale will take place around Diwali.
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