Today marks a significant day for Redmi: 9 years ago today, Redmi 1’s first smartphone, Redmi 1 was launched. Redmi CEO Liu and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun noted this date on their Weibo accounts. Weibing (Lu Weibing).
They succumbed to nostalgia and recalled the parameters of the original Redmi. It got a 4.7-inch screen with an IPS display, a MediaTek M6589T SoC with quad-core CPU, 8-megapixel camera, and Android 4.2.2 Jellybean. Redmi 1’s release was marked by the slogan “Always believe it will happen”, which is still being used by the brand.
Although Redmi 1’s parameters seem old by modern standards, the smartphone was very popular with 44.6 million units sold. Redmi 1 has been called “a national phone” by the company