It’s Oct 28th Today! Redmi 1S 9th flash sale now, this time it will be 60,000 Redmi 1S units to go flash sale from Flipkart today! Other sites might say this might be 8th flash sale, as per us we counted the special sale of Redmi 1S on #BigBillionDay, so treating that into a flash sale, it’s 9th sale today!
Earlier on Oct 21st, Redmi 1S 8th flash sale took place where 90K units were made available for the sale but there is a reduction of around 30K units this time, making it 60K units. This reduction of units indicate that this might be the last sale of Redmi 1S. Like the last sale on Oct 21st, this time also the consumers will not get the complementary screen protector and micro SIM adapter. I hope that you have registered for the sale as the registration is closed now.
Just a few days ago, the Indian Air Force advised its employees to refrain from using Xiaomi smartphones, as according to the IAF, Xiaomi smartphones were sending data to their servers in China and this may be a threat to the security of the defense personnel and the nation. As IAF stated, a leading security firm F-Secure carried out tests on Xiaomi’s Redmi 1s, which is a budget smartphone and found that the phone was forwarding carrier name, phone number, IMEI (the device identifier) plus numbers from address book and text messages back to Beijing. This might affect the sales today, but Hugo Barra (Vice President of International Operations) at Xiaomi said on behalf of this problem and promised to engage with the IAF and Govt. officials to help sort out this security controversy.