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Xiaomi to resume sales in India temporarily

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi got temporary approval from the Delhi High Court to sell phones in India, its third largest market. The announcement comes following an injunction by the Delhi High Court for infringing patents by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson.

“We are happy to announce that the Delhi High Court today issued a ruling in our favour, allowing us to resume sales in India subject to certain terms,” said Hugo Barra, Global Vice President, Xiaomi in company statement.

Xiaomi will be allowed to resume the sale of phones which have Qualcomm chipsets in them until Jan. 8. But Xiaomi will have to deposit INR 100 rupees or USD 1.5712, for every device sold. Its Xiaomi’s Mi3 and Redmi 1S use qualcomm chipsets.

The company will resume the sale of Redmi from December 23. Further they will also resume the sale of Redmi Note shortly, with the 4G model this time.