Xiaomi to resume sales of Redmi 1S in India next week following relief by Delhi HC

Xiaomi to resume sales of Redmi 1S in India next week following relief by Delhi HC

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi finally got some relief from ongoing tension over injunction order as the Delhi High Court on Tuesday permitted the company to sell and import Qualcomm chipset-based handsets in India till January 8. Following this new order, the company announced that it will resume the sales of its Redmi 1S in the country next week and will also start selling the Redmi Note 4G model in the coming future.

According to a PTI report, a bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog passed a “pro tem” order on Tuesday to let the company resume the sales of its Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset-based smartphones in the country which are licensed to use exclusive patents of Ericsson. The order works as a temporary measure and is applicable till January 8.

As Beijing-based Xiaomi partnered with Flipkart for exclusively selling its smartphones in India, the next round of sales will begin on the online marketplace. However, the news agency reports that the bench asked Xiaomi to deposit Rs. 100 per unit sold towards royalty as a part of its measures.

Xiaomi Global Vice President Hugo Barra, in a Facebook post soon after the arrival of the court’s order on Tuesday, said that the company is all-set to resume its sales in the country starting next week with hosting the next round of flash sales for the Redmi 1S on Tuesday. In addition, Barra says that the company is planning to start selling the Redmi Note 4G model which was launched last month with a price tag of Rs. 9,999.

“We are happy to announce that the Delhi High Court today issued a ruling in our favor, allowing us to resume sales in India subject to certain terms, Barra said.

Last week, the Delhi High Court imposed ban on all the operations led by Xiaomi in India over allegations made by Sweden-based Ericsson for infringing its Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs). As a result, the smartphone company suspended the sales of its Redmi 1S and Redmi Note smartphones in the country.

The court additionally directed the custom officials to stop the import of all the new Xiaomi devices under the IPR Rules, 2007 and local commissioners were also appointed to keep an eye on Xiaomi and Flipkart activities to ensure the implementation of the court’s order.

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