Xiaomi's Redmi 1S will launch in India on December 23
The Delhi High Court has finally allowed the Chinese smartphone maker to sell its phones in India after banning them last week for infringing on Ericsson's patents.Updated: Dec 18, 2014 16:31 IST
Hey everyone down in the dumps because you couldn't buy Xiaomi phones anymore - cheer up. The Delhi High Court has finally lifted the ban on Xiaomi devies with come caveats.
The news comes straight from Xiaomi's Vice President of International and former Googler, Hugo Barra, on his Facebook page. Barra says that Xiaomi's much-anticipated budget handset, the Redmi 1S, will go on sale on Flipkart on December 23. The 4G version of Xiaomi's phablet, the Redmi Note will also be launched soon, but there is no date yet.
“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's Facebook post said.
Last week, Xiaomi had been accused by Ericsson of infringing on eight of its patents that involved EGDE, AMR and 3G technologies. The Delhi High Court had passed an injuction, which barred Xiaomi from selling devices in India.
Xiaomi then filed an appeal, which claimed that it also sold phones running on Qualcomm chipsets, not just Ericsson. Since Qualcomm has liscensed Ericsson's patents, the High Court decided that Xiaomi could sell these phones after all.
First Published: Dec 18, 2014 16:23 IST