Xiaomi has finally broken its silence on the availability situation of the Mi 11 Ultra India, saying the phone is being delayed indefinitely due to “circumstances beyond our control”. The “superphone”, as Xiaomi likes to call it, was launched at the end of April at a price of Rs 69,999 but it was never shipped. The relatively more mainstream Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro phones that launched alongside the Mi 11 Ultra were available from launch unlike the Mi 11X on sale from April 27 and Mi 11X Pro on sale from April 3. may. This is the first time Xiaomi has announced a product and has not delivered it for such a long time.
Prior to today’s official announcement, Xiaomi had kept an icy silence around the availability of the Mi 11 Ultra even as fans and enthusiasts took to various forums looking for some sort of answer or clarity. . While at the same time, Xiaomi continued to market the phone on social media keeping the hype alive in one form or another. This is the first time, we are talking about delay.
In an open letter to fans, Xiaomi India said, “We understand that many of you are keen to buy this ultra-premium flagship smartphone. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that there will be a delay in shipping Mi 11 Ultra.
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That’s not to say the news is completely unexpected. Reports suggest the Indian government suspended approvals for importing finished electronic devices containing Wi-Fi modules from China for months, prompting many brands to delay their launches. Needless to say, this affects all smartphones imported from China and the Mi 11 Ultra, at least for now, isn’t made in India like the Mi 11X or Mi 11X Pro.
“We are working hard to bring it as soon as possible. We hope that the current situation will improve soon and that we will be able to communicate the sale date at the earliest, ”Xiaomi said.
Essentially, there are a few strings attached to the availability of Mi 11 Ultra, which means – and if India’s reported restrictions on said Chinese products are correct – no one, not even Xiaomi, can guarantee whether their most ambitious phone will ever be. sold. in India at that time.