Updated on June 20, 2.20PM: The Redmi 1S and Redmi Note will be available in Singapore in a few weeks.
Updated on May 19, 4.45PM: Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi Global told HardwareZone that the Redmi 1S will be available in Malaysia and Singapore at the same time.
Originally reported on May 19, 1.59PM:-
Xiaomi held a launch event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this morning where it announced that the Redmi 1S is coming early next month.
According to Xiaomi Malaysia Facebook Page, Malaysian Mi Fans had requested for the Redmi 1S to be sold in the country. The Redmi 1S was announced in February and replaced the MediaTek MT6589T processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset.
The other specs of the Redmi 1S remain the same. It also comes with more storage space at 8GB and Bluetooth 4.0.
4,000 sets of the flagship model, the Mi 3 will be available for purchase in Malaysia tomorrow for RM889 alongside 5,000 units of the 10,400mAh Mi Power Bank which is priced at RM36.
Lin Bin, co-founder and President of Xiaomi stated during the launch event that he is "working super super hard" to bring the Redmi Note and Mi Pad into Malaysia too. The Redmi Note is Xiaomi's first foray into the phablet market, which has a 5.5-inch 720p display and runs on an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor.
We are checking with Xiaomi Singapore on the availability of the Redmi 1S and Redmi Note, and will update this section when we have the information.