Xiaomi has officially confirmed that they suspended the launch of Mi 10 in India after Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days. Mi 10 was launched in China last month and the device was all set to launch in the Indian Market on March 31. Due to the nationwide lockdown order, the government wants to stop the sale of nonessential goods.
In an official statement by the company, it says, “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.” It was also confirmed by Xiaomi India chief, Manu Kumar through his tweet.
After careful deliberation, we’ve decided to postpone the launch of #Mi10 in India, which was scheduled for 31st March 2020.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 25, 2020
Earlier today, Flipkart halted its services and Amazon only delivers things that are of critical importance. Foxconn and Wistron, companies that manufacture iPhone XR and iPhone SE in India have also canceled all their production activities.
The revised launch date will be announced later and as of now, we don’t have a clear picture on the launch date yet. We might get the updated launch date of Mi 10 in the next 21 days after the nationwide lockdown is canceled.
Xiaomi had also canceled the first-day sale of newly launched Redmi Note 9 Pro Max due to the same reason. Following the same incident, Realme has canceled Narxo 10 and Narzo 10A smartphone launch as well.
Almost all smartphone companies have postponed their smartphone launch to next month following the announcement made by Narendra Modi, PM of India. During the complete lockdown period, only essential services and goods like ATMs, Medical Facilities, Grocery stores and other stores that are of support importance are allowed to be opened.