Delhi High Court allows Xiaomi to sell Snapdragon based devices till January 8

By December 16th, 2014 AT 2:09 PM

Earlier this month, Xiaomi was banned by Delhi High Court from importing and selling its smartphones in India after Ericsson alleged that the devices infringe upon its essential patents. Now, PTI has reported that the Delhi High Court has allowed Xiaomi to sell Snapdragon based devices till January 8.

Xiaomi Mi 3 - Front Half

At the time of the ban, Xiaomi was selling two smartphones; the Redmi Note 3G and the Redmi 1S. The former uses a MediaTek MT6592 processor, while the latter uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. This means that Xiaomi can resume selling the Redmi 1S and the Mi 3 till January 8.

After the ban was initiated, Justice G P Mittal ordered the custom authorities to prevent the import of Xiaomi phones which infringe upon AMR, EDGE, and 3G related patents developed by Ericsson. He had also appointed three commissioners to inspect and collect documents from Xiaomi and Flipkart regarding the patent infringing devices.

Apparently, even Ericsson had filed a similar case against Gionee smartphones, but the Chinese smartphone vendor made arrangements for an out-of-court-settlement and resumed the sales immediately.

Source

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

3
Leave a Reply

Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
3 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted

[…] the partial ban on the sale of Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi 1S went on sale today. Now Xiaomi is gearing up for the launch of the Redmi Note 4G, […]

[…] Tuesday the Delhi High Court granted an interim relief to Xiaomi, allowing it to sell devices which are powered by Snapdragon based devices. According to the court order, Indian handset manufacturer, Micromax has been granted an injunction […]

Recent Posts

ACT Fibernet Stretches Unlimited Data and 300 Mbps Speed Offer to April 30

ACT Fibernet users across India have been reporting on social media that their unlimited data and 300 Mbps speed offer...

Hotstar Welcomes Disney+ Content on April 3; New Plans Revealed

Star India announced on Tuesday that it is upgrading its Hotstar to Disney+ Hotstar on April 3, enabling users to...

Eros Now Teams Up With BSNL to Provide Premium Content to Subscribers

Eros Now has teamed up with state-owned telco BSNL to increase its business reach in tier 2 and 3 cities....