Xiaomi suspends sales in India
Following a high court order, Xiaomi today officially suspended sales in India. Xiaomi, a Chinese company that came in like a typhoon with its innovative products and disruptive pricing have won the hearts of many. It has also managed to decorate the households of many. In the wake of a patent lawsuit filed by Ericsson, the Delhi high court has ordered a ban on Xiaomi products import and sales. Today Hugo Barra, the VP of International operations has mentioned in a social media address to the fans in India that his company has loved the warm reception that India has given to them and they are committed to try their best to come back. So let’s hope the issue is resolved soon and Xiaomi operations will resume soon in India.
** A Letter to Indian Mi Fans **
Dear Mi fans,
We have been committed to continue our sales of Redmi Note and Redmi 1S devices in India. In the last 2 days alone, we received about 150,000 registrations for Redmi Note on Flipkart and the momentum has been terrific.
However, we have been forced to suspend sales in India until further notice due to an order passed by the Delhi High Court. As a law abiding company, we are investigating the matter carefully and assessing our legal options.
Our sincere apologies to all Indian Mi fans! Please rest assured that we’re doing all we can to revert the situation. We have greatly enjoyed our journey with you in India over the last 5 months and we firmly intend to continue it!
Stay tuned for more information.
(on behalf of the Mi India team)