Delhi High Court allows Xiaomi to sell Qualcomm based devices in India till January 8
Last week, Xiaomi that gained over night popularity in the Indian market witnessed a ban from the Delhi High Court for infringing patents of Ericsson. Now, the same court has allowed the vendor to import and sell only Qualcomm based devices in the country till January 8, 2015. This is definitely a temporary relief for the vendor as it can sell its offerings for another month.
This order has been passed after the Chinese firm has pleaded the court that they are utilizing only Qualcomm chipsets in its devices with required licenses from Ericsson. This is the reason for the court to allow Xiaomi to import and sell those handsets that are based on Qualcomm chipsets in India.
As a part of this order, the Delhi High Court has ordered the vendor to deposit Rs. 100 per Qualcomm powered smartphone to be sold in India as royalty with the court. The firm will also have to submit sales details and invoices of the Qualcomm chipset purchases as Xiaomi claims that it has the license to use the Ericsson patents.
Following this, Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global announced via social networks that the firm is pretty contended as the court issued a ruling in its favor. Xiaomi will be resuming sales in India subject to certain terms.
He added that Redmi 1S will be going on sale again in the next week, on December 23rd and the registrations will soon be opened. Notably, Redmi Note using MediaTek chipset will not be listed for sale in India, whereas Redmi Note 4G with Qualcomm SoC will be sold very soon. You can register for December 23 sale by visiting this page.