The second Xiaomi Redmi 1S (Review | Pictures) flash sale on Tuesday saw 40,000 units of the budget smartphone going out of stock on Flipkart in 4.5 seconds, said Xiaomi Global's Vice President, Hugo Barra, on Twitter.
Notably, the first flash sale for Redmi 1S saw the stocks end in just 4.2 seconds.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, also known as 'China's Apple', has enjoyed much success in India with its flash sale model in the past, selling over 95,000 Mi 3 smartphones since its launch in late-July.
The speed of the flash sales has left a lot of users quite unhappy, and Tuesday's flash sale for the Redmi 1S is no different - with 40,000 units going out-of-stock in 4.2 seconds, a rate that is similar to the Mi 3's last few flash sales that saw 20,000 units going out of stock in under 3 seconds.review of the Redmi 1S to see if it really is the smartphone for you. We found that the Redmi 1S in several aspects surpassed many more expensive smartphones in the market, due to its reliable performance, great camera, crisp screen and excellent battery life at a Rs. 5,999 price point. The only major drawback we see is the lack of Android 4.4 KitKat at the moment - however Xiaomi had at launch announced it will receive MIUI v6 with Android 4.4 KitKat before the end of the year.