The second wave of the new coronavirus epidemic in India has become more intense, with more than 300,000 newly confirmed cases every day for several consecutive days, setting a global record. As the new coronavirus epidemic is raging in India, manufacturers have to cancel new smartphone product launches, including Xiaomi, Realme, Asus, and so on.
On May 11, Anuj Sharma, an Indian employee of Xiaomi’s POCO brand, said on Twitter that Xiaomi would not release a new phone in May, praying that the epidemic situation will get better.
With an intent to minimize disruption in our community’s lives, we @IndiaPOCO have consciously decided to not launch anything in May and wait for the current scenario to improve.
We understand that these are extremely challenging times for all of us🙏https://t.co/4trukbzlbM
— Anuj Sharma (@s_anuj) May 11, 2021
Coincidentally, Realme canceled its new product launch event in India. Originally, this brand has planned to launch the Realme X7 Max 5G smartphone this month.
In addition, Asustek announced that it will stop all new product launches in India. The company stated that it gives priority to ensuring the safety of the customers, partners, employees and other members. The new product launch conference is postponed until the new coronavirus epidemic situation improves.
The number of new coronavirus pneumonia cases in India is currently rising rapidly. Since April, there have been many religious festivals and gatherings in India.
As for POCO especially, it is going to release its own gaming smartphone in India. The phone is named the POCO F3 GT and it is going to be the rebranded variant of the Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition. The difference is that the Xiaomi POCO F3 GT will sport a MediaTek Dimensity 1100 flagship processor. Plus, the battery capacity will be 5000mAh. As a reference, the Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced version sports a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 flagship processor.