Xiaomi is charged with altering sales figures in Taiwan


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Xiaomi are going from bad to worse, quickly! Once again the phone maker is in hot water due to their claimed sales numbers, but this time have been officially charged with altering sales!

Taiwanese officially have fine Xiaomi the equivalent of 15,000 Euros after they discovered that dames of the the Redmi from December 2013 had been altered to look better than they actually were.

During the sale, Xiaomi claimed that sold a total of 28,000 phones in under 10 minutes in three batches consisting of 10,000, 10,000 and 8,000. After authorities checked the claims though it appears the real amounts came to 9,339, 9,492 and 7,389.

Xiaomi have since apologised and forced to pay a fine of NT $600,000. The scandal comes after claims that Flipkart and Xiaomi have tried something similar in India this past week and after privacy concerns appeared with Xiaomi phones sending personal data back to servers in China.

[ GizChina.es ]
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12 Comments

  1. SuperDope
    July 31, 2014

    lol, so they somewhat rounded it off. i thought they were actually faking thousands. meh… typical corrupt government f**ks just wanted to get paid i suppose.

    • Verno
      July 31, 2014

      I know right!!! Wow….

  2. S
    July 31, 2014

    Figures are inaccurate. There were an additional 1,750 f-codes given out during the sales. This means that it was just short of 30 units sold.

  3. SuperDope
    July 31, 2014

    lol, so they somewhat rounded it off. i thought they were actually faking thousands. meh… typical corrupt government f**ks just wanted to get paid i suppose.

    • Verno
      July 31, 2014

      I know right!!! Wow….

  4. Guest
    July 31, 2014

    Figures are inaccurate. There were an additional 1,750 f-codes given out during the sales. This means that it was just short of 30 units sold.

  5. Allanitomwesh
    July 31, 2014

    Truncation,sneaky from Xiaomi

  6. Allanitomwesh
    July 31, 2014

    Truncation,sneaky from Xiaomi

  7. Ansuman Mahapatra
    August 1, 2014

    Who cares about the counts. Main thing is how is the phone? The answer is wonderful.

  8. Ansuman Mahapatra
    August 1, 2014

    Who cares about the counts. Main thing is how is the phone? The answer is wonderful.

  9. August 1, 2014

    I’m more worried with “…and after privacy concerns appeared with Xiaomi phones sending personal data back to servers in China” I hope a neutral service could say us if that’s true or if the company is right. But believing in a company is like believe in every vendor that says that their products are the best of the market.

  10. ReinoldFZ .
    August 1, 2014

    I’m more worried with “…and after privacy concerns appeared with Xiaomi phones sending personal data back to servers in China” I hope a neutral service could say us if that’s true or if the company is right. But believing in a company is like believe in every vendor that says that their products are the best of the market.