Photo: Mint
Photo: Mint

Coronavirus: Xiaomi Mi 10, Realme Narzo series launch postponed in India

  • Xiaomi was planning to launch the Mi 10 on 31 March while Realme was expected to take the veil off the new Narzo series on March 26
  • While Realme has kept details of the Narzo series under wraps, Xiaomi’s Mi 10 series was launched in China in February

Xiaomi and Relame have postponed the launch of their upcoming flagship smartphones in India, amidst the growing number of crornavirus (COVID-19) cases and nationwide lockdown imposed by the government.

Xiaomi was planning to launch the Mi 10 on 31 March while Realme was expected to take the veil off the new Narzo series on March 26.

“Following the announcement made by Prime Minister yesterday, and after careful consideration, Realme has decided to suspend all upcoming launches including the Narzo series," Realme said in an official statement.

Both Chinese phone makers are evaluating the situation and have assured that they will come up with a revised launch date soon as the situation improves.

Since late February, many smartphones have been launched online in India and abroad. For instance, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 series and Relame X50 Pro 5G were unveiled at online events.

While Realme has kept details of the Narzo series under wraps, Xiaomi’s Mi 10 series was launched in China in February. Starting at CNY 3,999 (approx 42,875), the Mi 10 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, offers a 108MP rear camera and has a massive 6.67-inch OLED screen with HDR10+ and refresh rate of 90Hz.

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