/COVID-19 Impact: Xiaomi, Relame postpone new launches in India

COVID-19 Impact: Xiaomi, Relame postpone new launches in India


The outbreak of Coronavirus has impacted the world severely, and in the midst of an unprecedented 1-day lockdown currently in India, tech giants and companies decide to take the collision in the best way they can. And the latest casualty of this appears to be Xiaomi.

The Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, has now announced the postponement of the launch of its much-awaited Mi 10 flagship series of phones in India. The smartphones were scheduled to be launched on March 31 in the country, however, the company has now come out with a statement, informing its fans and the media alike of its decision to not go ahead with the launch of the Mi 10 this month.

The company in the stamen said, “As we continue to monitor the situation pertaining to the COVID-19 in India, multiple cases have been reported and almost all key districts are under lockdown across the country. After careful deliberation, we have taken the decision to postpone the launch of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 10 in India, which was scheduled for 31st March 2020. We are evaluating the situation and will release a revised launch date soon.”

The tech giant has also postponed the first sale of the newly launched Redmi Note 9 Pro Max due to the lockdown, and movement restriction imposed by the government. The Redmi Note 9 Pro was last made available on March 24, and after that, a new flash sale date has not been announced.

Apart from Xiaomi, Realme has also suspended all its launches in India for now. The Realme Narzo 10 and Realme Narzo 10A phones were expected to launch this week, but this event has been canceled as well. Brands like Vivo are also reported to shift their March launches to sometime in April now.

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