And if you've been holding out for either of the devices, good luck deciding between them.
The Chinese electronics company recently promised us that its Redmi 1S will be made available in Malaysia on 8 July, but has now decided on doing a bumper sale with two of its smartphones.
According to its Facebook site, Xiaomi’s only got a certain number of Redmi 1S sets – 5000 to be exact – that will go on sale in Malaysia. Considering it’s going out at the same time as the Mi3 (8000 units to be sold), the chances of you getting your hands on a Xiaomi smartphone is significantly higher than usual.
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But you’ve got to remember that these units have been getting snapped up pretty quickly, usually wiped out within minutes after the sale commenced at 12 noon for the previous batches. As for its pricing, the Redmi 1S will sit at RM419, while the Mi3 will cost you RM769.
If you’re unfamiliar with the devices, both sets have stark variations in terms of specs. The Redmi 1S will arrive in dark grey with a Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.6Ghz CPU and an upgraded flash memory of 8GB (the Redmi only came with 4GB of internal storage), while the Mi3 sports a 1080p, Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, and 13MP camera.
Now, you’ve got less than 24 hours to ponder between both units. If you still can’t make your mind up even after checking up our reviews of the units, you just might end up basing your decision on a coin toss.