Monday, 17 August 2015

We Don’t have plans to launch Redmi Note 2 in India: Xiaomi

Xiaomi previously has announced the most Amazing Phablet ever Redmi Note 2 not only in spects but also considering it cheap price tactics. Xiaomi had trolled over Samsung and HTC with the Redmi Note 2 and pricing it as low as $133.

The phablet went on sale yesterday, and the company managed to sell 800,000 handsets in just 12 hours, creating a record of sorts. Xiaomi announced its record-breaking feat on Weibo, and also announced that the phablet will go on sale again on August 24.

While we have a bad news for our Xiaomi Indian fans, The Redmi Note 2 and Prime both run on MediaTek’s Helio X10 chipsets. While Ericsson has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Xiaomi base upon MediaTek’s chipsets.

Ericsson’s case is related to Standard Essential Patents for wireless technology standards like GSM, Edge and 3G on Mediatek Chipset. Ericsson is expected to license these patents under what is called as Free Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms. Ericsson had alleged that Xiaomi was not paying any royalty for using technology innovations covered under the patents in its smartphones. Xiaomi recently stated that
“We are continuously evaluating new products that can be launched in India. But, as of now we do not have plans to launch Redmi Note 2 in India,” a Xiaomi spokesperson told BGR India.

It still not cleared whether it was due to the legal case with Ericsson or they are Not interested to launch mediatek device. So it quite a bad news for Indian fans those who wanted to Experience the Newely Redmi Note 2 with Mediatek Helio X10 chipset while you can still import it from Gearbest or Aliexpress.  

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