Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 not coming to India for one simple reason

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 not coming to India for one simple reason
You might recall that Xiaomi's debut in India was marred by a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the Chinese upstart by Ericsson. The latter accused Xiaomi of using eight of its standard-essential patents dealing with 3G, EDGE, and AMR (adaptive multi-rate) technologies. After a brief period of time when it wasn't allowed to sell its handsets in India, a judge in the country ruled that Xiaomi could continue to sell its Snapdragon powered phones in the country. But Xiaomi units powered by MediaTek or Leadcore, or any other chipset manufacturer, remain banned from being sold in India.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 was unveiled today in China and will be powered by a MediaTek SoC. That means that the device, no matter how strong the demand for it might be in India, is not allowed to be sold in the country. Earlier this month, there was talk about a variant of the phone with the Snapdragon 615 inside, most likely for the Indian market. But at today's unveiling, such a version of the phone never materialized.

Unless Xiaomi appeals to the court and asks for this model to be cleared for sale in India, or a version powered by the Snapdragon 615 is released, the Redmi Note 2 will not be found in the country. Of course, if you have connections, you might be able to get the device sent into India. One MIUI forum administrator, who apparently has a close tie to the powers that be at Xiaomi headquarters, said that he would be getting the model imported from China. You think that is going to show up on the Zauba webite?

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source: Gadgetraid
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