Xiaomi Redmi 1S available in Singapore from June

Will you be snapping up the Redmi 1S as quickly as the Mi3?
Xiaomi Malaysia starts selling tomorrow, bringing in Xiaomi Redmi 1S next month

We know you're eagerly awaiting the availability of the recently launched Xiaomi Mi Pad, but in the meantime, we've got some good news for you - the affordable Xiaomi Redmi 1S will arrive in Singapore from next month.

Xiaomi's global vice president Hugo Barra confirmed with Stuff.tv that the successor to its earlier Redmi will be launched around the same period as its Malaysia debut in June, though pricing for the Redmi's successor hasn't been confirmed. But based on its 799 yuan pricing, it shouldn't exceed the S$200 range.

The Redmi 1S is a budget phone but its specs don't belong in the bargain bin: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 1.6Ghz, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 4.7in screen at 1280×720 pixels, and a generous 2000mAh battery power the Android smartphone.

Though it'll be a while before the Redmi 1S is launched, have a little patience. And perhaps not get the Redmi for the time being.

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Hottest devices in the Klang Valley?

Xiaomi Malaysia starts selling tomorrow, bringing in Xiaomi Redmi 1S next month

While it's nice for Xiaomi to be able to keep boasting about being sold out, knowing the demand there would be for the devices, why would they bring in so few units? Xiaomi could easily sell more of its products to meet the high demand.

But on the flip side, if Xiaomi can make phones this cheap with specs this good, the question remains - why can't other manufacturers?

While you soon hover in front of your screens to try and grab a Xiaomi device for yourself, check out our Xiaomi Mi3 and Xiaomi Redmi reviews.

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