Xiaomi postpones Mi 10 5G launch
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced the postponement of their flagship phone Mi 10 5G, which was initially scheduled to be launched in India March 31th, indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
On March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus infection in India, announced complete lock-down of the country. Only the emergency service and transport & sale of essential items such as food and medicine will be available for sale, while the rest of the commercial activities and government works will be stopped till April 14.
Xiaomi spokesperson said in a statement “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 on 31st March, 2020. We are evaluating the situation and will release a revised launch date soon,”.
Xiaomi is the third smartphone brand after vivo and Realme to cancel product launches in India due to COVID-19. Both vivo and Realme were supposed to launch the V19 and Narzo 10 series respectively, on March 26.