Chinese mobile company Xiaomi has confirmed that they are suspending the sales of Xiaomi Smartphones and Tablets in India until further notice. In an open letter to Indian consumers, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra posted in Facebook that the company is suspending sales in India due to an order passed by the Delhi High Court.
** 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)
Hugo Barra is the Vice President of International for Xiaomi. Xiaomi has created a huge wave in Indian smartphone market with flash sales through online retailer Flipkart. India is the second largest market for Xiaomi after Mainland China. Earlier there was reports of Xiaomi planning to acquire locked out Nokia plant in Chennai as part of their plans to strengthen the India operations.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun. The brands includes Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi Pad, Mi Box, Mi TV, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note, Mi Power Bank and other accessories. They sell direct to customers to keep the prices competitive. And with more than 18 million handsets sold in China in 2013 and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India and Indonesia, Xiaomi global plans was looking good.