Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced a nationwide lockdown of 21 days in India, in a bid to prevent the Novel Coronavirus from spreading in the Country. In the wake of this COVID-19 Lockdown, several phone launches have been postponed.
Realme’s chief Madhav Sheth Tweeted that the Realme Narzo 10 and Narzo 10 launch event has been suspended. The phones had been on course to be unveiled on March 26th.
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 Faster7 (@MadhavSheth1) March 25, 2020
In a similar fashion, Xiaomi’s Manu Jain announced on Twitter that the Xiaomi Mi 10 which was scheduled to be launched on March 31st, has been postponed indefinitely.
After careful deliberation, we've decided to postpone the launch of #Mi10 in India, which was scheduled for 31st March 2020.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 25, 2020
Vivo India brand director, Nipun Marya posted an open letter to the brand’s fans on Twitter, which said all product launches from the company have been suspended as well.
A heartfelt message for all of you. pic.twitter.com/SdPIXDpLpr
— Nipun Marya (@nipunmarya) March 24, 2020
Coronavirus has not only wreaked havoc among the world’s populace, but also impacted the tech world severely. Several events such as the Mobile World Congress 2020, Google I/O, E3, Computex, etc have either been canceled altogether or postponed to a later date.
It’s good to see OEMS prioritising the safety of employees, fans, and the general public during these trying times. We believe that the suspension of such events is in the best interest of the people. Let us hope the pandemic will subside soon, and everyone can return to their normal lives.