The coronavirus outbreak has already led to the cancellation of many events around the globe. Smartphone launches were also being held online without any physical event. Now, when PM Modi announced a nationwide lockdown in India from the midnight of March 24, smartphone launches in the country are being postponed.
Xiaomi, Realme, and Vivo have scheduled their smartphone launch events in the country in the month of March. Now, the companies have announced that the launches have been postponed for now. These are the smartphone launches in India that have been canceled due to coronavirus outbreak.
Realme Narzo 10, Narzo 10A
Realme had scheduled the launch of its new smartphone series Narzo on March 26 in India. Now, the company has announced that it is suspending all the launch events including the Narzo series. Realme has also stopped manufacturing at its India plant until further notice.
With respect to the announcement made by our Honourable Prime Minister yesterday, we have decided to suspend all upcoming launches including #realmeNarzo series.
Time for us to focus on our family & ourselves. Stay at home, stay safe & cooperate with local authorities. pic.twitter.com/4FmdanvgHL
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) March 25, 2020
Realme’s Narzo series will come with two new phones- Nazro 10 and Nazro 10A. Some of the specs of the smartphones have already been teased like 6.5-inch notch displays, 5,000mAh battery, quad or triple cameras, etc.
Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi was also supposed to launch its Mi 10 flagship in India on March 31. The company has postponed the launch event for now and will soon announce a new launch date. Mi 10 was first launched in China and is also scheduled to launch globally in Spain on March 27. However, it is not yet clear if the global launch will also be postponed.
Hey Mi fans,
We are focusing our energy to support the nation in its fight against the #COVID19.
After careful deliberation, we've decided to postpone the launch of #Mi10 in India, which was scheduled for 31st March 2020.
— Xiaomi India (@XiaomiIndia) March 25, 2020
Mi 10 is the flagship phone from the company that comes with features like a 6.67-inch AMOLED 90Hz display, 108-megapixel camera, 50x digital zoom, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G support, and 4780mAh battery.
Vivo had also scheduled its V19 launch event in India on March 26. The company has now suspended all its upcoming launch events including the V19 smartphone. Vivo V19 launch event was initially postponed to April 3 but that has also been canceled for now. If we talk about the features of the smartphone, it is expected to come with a 32-megapixel and 8-megapixel dual front cameras, Snapdragon 675 processor and 33W fast charger.