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Xiaomi Redmi 1S available from Lazada starting today

August 26, 2014

Joe Devanesan

Read in Bahasa Malaysia

Malaysia’s premier online shopping site, Lazada, will be offering 3000 units of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S for sale starting today August 27. The red-hot Redmi 1S (AKA the Hongmi in China) will be sold for RM419, and can be purchased right here from 3pm onwards.

First announced to be heading to Malaysia back in July, the Redmi 1S from hotshot Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has proved to be a hot commodity in Malaysia, selling out within 6 minutes when first released locally.

With decent specs,the Redmi 1S is one of the best smartphone bargains in the Malaysian market right now

Lazada is the first e-commerce destination in Malaysia to officially make the in-demand budget smartphone available for mass purchase, the only previous channel being Xiaomi’s own Malaysian website, which limited purchasers to one unit per purchase attempt.

Another advantage of purchasing the Redmi handset from Lazada is that you can pay for it by COD, or rather when the delivery is made to your doorstep- provided your doorstep is located in the Klang Valley, Johor, and Penang. In fact, buyers in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor can expect to receive their device within 24 hours.

This is in comparison with Xiaomi’s official website, which dictates that you have to make payment with a PayPal account or credit card that is linked to a PayPal account, which can be tedious for those who prefer not to open a PayPal account. And when buying from the official site, you would generally have to wait upwards of a week to receive your 1S.

Lazada is offering a 48-hour delivery promise within the Klang Valley, exclusively with the Xiaomi Redmi 1S

This is the second good deal for a budget smartphone we have seen on Lazada recently, after the Motorola Moto E deal a couple of weeks back. Watch the Xiaomi Redmi 1S page on Lazada if you’re interested to buy it for just RM419, starting at 3pm local time.

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Source: Mobile 88 Online (Malaysia)

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