Xiaomi, Realme Cancel Upcoming On-Ground Launch Events Due to Coronavirus Cases in India, Will Do Online Launch Events


Coronavirus outbreak has led to the cancellation of many global events starting from MWC 2020 and Game Developers Conference (GDC) to some company-specific events such as the Facebook F8 developer conference. Now with the new cases of Coronavirus in India, Xiaomi and Realme have also canceled their upcoming on-ground events where the companies were expected to launch their new products.

Xiaomi has canceled its Redmi Note 9 series on-ground launch event on March 12 in India, while Realme has pulled the plugs on its March 5 launch event for the Realme 6 series phones. Both the companies will now instead hold an online-only launch event.

The news comes from the official Xiaomi India Twitter handle which shared the photo of a statement signed by Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain, which says that the emergence of coronavirus infection cases in India as the reason behind the cancellation of its March 12 on-ground event. Just a day before, the company announced that t will launch the Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro at an event on March 12.

On the other hand, Realme Mobiles CEO, Madhav Sheth has also announced that that the company’s March 5 event for the launch of Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro has been canceled. he company will now hold an online launch event that will be live-streamed via the official Realme India YouTube channel. The launch event starts at 12:30 pm (noon) on March 5 in India.

For those who have bought tickets for the event, Realme India CMO Francis Wang has promised that their tickets will be refunded along with a special gesture of appreciation for fans.

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