Xiaomi has officially made announced that the company will be holding a new event on April 3 and as a part of its Mi Fan Festival to celebrate the 10-year anniversary, it will be announcing 22 new products.
However, the company is yet to reveal what those products will be that will get launched on April 3 for the Mi Fan Festival. To know, we’ll have to wait for the official event that will kick-off at around 02:00 PM local time in China.
Mi Fan Festival 2020
As the company is yet to reveal details about the upcoming products, we expect that Xiaomi will be launching several smart home products, a category which the company has been highly focused on.
This is a similar move from Xiaomi last year, where the company had announced 20 new products as a part of its Mi Fan Festival 2019. However, do note that not all the devices are debuted, but some of them have already been launched but might get relaunched at crazy pricing for the Mi fans.
To find out what’s up the company’s sleeves this time for the Mi Fan Festival 2020, we’ll have to wait for the kick-off on April 3. The development comes just as the company is recovering from the disruption caused by a coronavirus in China.
Note that out of the new products that we will see; some may already be products Xiaomi has launched in home-country China. However, we can expect these products to launch now at a lower price. We might even see products that have already been launched in India be available at a new low price.
Xiaomi India has formally announced that it will soon increase the prices of its Redmi and Mi phones. The reason is, of course, the increase in Indian excise tax and the depreciation of the rupee. Xiaomi has verified that the new prices will reflect on its Mi.com website starting from April 1, 2020. The company says the consumption tax of the Indian smartphone industry will increase from 12 percent to 18 percent. The hike will also affect phones by Poco, Oppo and more.
In other news, Xiaomi MD Manu Kumar Jain recently shared an open letter to all MI Fans and employees. The letter urged people to donate towards the ongoing Coronavirus to fight against the pandemic. It also noted that Xiaomi donated a total sum of Rs 15 crore to the various trusts, including the PM’s relief fund, to battle the outbreak. Xiaomi has also been donating lakhs of Masks and hazmat suits to doctors and health professionals for the cause.