The first sale of Xiaomi’s much-awaited Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has been delayed, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain said in a Twitter post today. Xiaomi had announced the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max as a surprise package on March 13th in India and the sale was to be on March 25th. However, due to the increasing threat posed by Corona virus in the country and the following lockdown in many states, the sale has been delayed.
Mi fans, due to recent state lockdowns, we will have to postpone the 1st sale of #RedmiNote9ProMax to a later date.
I would like to confirm that the sale of #RedmiNote9Pro will still happen as scheduled, tomorrow (24th) at 12 noon.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 23, 2020
Now, there’s no alternative sale date as of now which means we can only expect a sale when things get back to normal and transport services are fully restored. Meanwhile, Xiaomi is also set to announce its first-ever flagship in four years – the Mi 10 – on March 31st in the country. It is likely that Xiaomi will postpone the sales of this particular model as well.
In fact, Vivo has just announced that it will not be launching any new models for an indefinite period, as per a statement made by Vivo India Director Nipun Marya. The Vivo V19 is the most immediate casualty and we expect this to continue in April as well as India braces for a surge in virus cases in the coming weeks. It won’t be a surprise if other brands also announce delays at this point.
On the other hand, both Xiaomi and Vivo are extending helping hands to fight the virus by donating N95 masks