Lenovo hits back at Xiaomi – Questions the Mi 9 availability

Xiaomi Mi 9

Recall that a few days to the official release of the Xiaomi Mi 9, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi said that the Xiaomi Mi 9 is the first “true” Snapdragon 855 smartphone. When Lei Jun (Xiaomi’s CEO) was asked about the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT with SD855 which was released in December 2018, he said that the Lenovo device is a “false start” because it is not available for users to purchase. At the time, Lenovo did not respond to his comments. On February 26, the Mi 9 was officially sold. According to the official data, Xiaomi Mi 9 online sales only took only 53 seconds to sell out.

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Lenovo's Vice President speaking on Xiaomi M 9
Lenovo’s Vice President

Lenovo has now hit back. The vice president of Lenovo Group and the head of Lenovo China Mobile Business Department said in an interview with the media that he has heard of comments saying that Lenovo’s Snapdragon 855 start was fake. He added “now, they have hard their start and how long did it last? – Fake or Real”.

Before the sale, Xiaomi assured netizens that the Xiaomi Mi 9 will be available and all that need this device will have access to it. However, it appears that Lenovo does not believe that Xiaomi has lived up to its statement if the sales lasted for less than a minute. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is scheduled to have another round of sales on March 5.

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1 Comment

  1. Johhny John
    February 28, 2019

    Well played, Lenovo 👏