Xiaomi's new smart phone Redmi 1S, which went on sale today at 2pm on Flipkart, did not even last a few seconds after the sale was open. The online retaiil store had 40,000 phones to sell, while more than 1 lakh people had pre-registered for it.
The Twitter reactions of people show, clicking on the Buy button was not enough as as soon as a second after the sale opened, it went out of stock.
There were ones who got lucky and were able to order the phone.
Redmi 1S is here! :D pic.twitter.com/bXDfh65rvJ
— Mayur Agarwal (@mayurjango) September 2, 2014
— Sunil Chaudhary (@sunilkudi) September 2, 2014
There were people have recived messages that say though the phone could not be added to the cart, Flipkart has reserved a phone for the buyer. And the buyer could come back to the site after 15 minutes to complete the order.
— Akshay Gupta (@akki_wicked) September 2, 2014
But there were many others who were either angry or amused.
Redmi 1s out of stock in 1 second, Is this a joke??? #flipkart
— Shashwath Acharya (@IamShashwath) September 2, 2014
— Rahul Jadhav (@iRahulJadhav) September 2, 2014
As many as 1 lakh people have pre-registered for the sale, and the registrations have closed now. Those who have registered can log in and order their phone at 2.00 pm.
The phone has attractive features like, dual sim, Snapdragon 400 chipset and 8 GB flash memory. It has 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Cortex-A7 core. Its Adreno 305 image processor will help one play 3D games and enjoy HD videos. It has 16 GB storage built in, and has memory slot expandable to 64 GB.
It has 4.7 inch display and 8MP camera, all for Rs 5999. Xiaomi had previously said they would sell the phone for Rs 6999 in India. The first time Xiaomi sold its phone Mi3, the server had crashed, while the following two times, all phones were sold in 39 seconds and 2 seconds respectively.
For this sale, the online store might be more prepared, and the traffic is also expected to be limited given that only those who have registered can book the phone now.