Xiaomi launches Redmi 1S for IDR 1.5 million in Indonesia

Xiaomi Redmi 1SChinese smartphone Maker Xiaomi has announced the launch of Redmi 1S in Indonesia. Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra and the comapny co-founder Bin Lin presented Xiaomi’s first smartphone to the country. The smartphone has been priced at IDR 1.5 million (US$128).

Redmi 1S will be sold exclusively at online retailer Lazada and will go on sale at 1100 hours on September 4 until stocks last.

The customers interested in purchasing the smartphone will have to register on Lazada Indonesia website. Registrations for the first sale have already started and you can register till 2359 hours on September 3.

Coming to the specifications, the phone runs on Android 4.3-based MIUI v5 and is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. In addition, It comes with a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with an option to expand via microSD card and 2000 mAh battery. It also packs 8MP rear camera, and 1.6MP front camera.

In terms of connectivity options, it offers 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG connectivity.

Xiaomi has not revealed the number of units available for sale on September 4, but one thing for sure they are limited in number.