Back in April, we brought you news of how South African phone maker, Mi-Fone obtained an injunction barring Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi, from selling in the country under the “Mi” brand in Nigeria. Since that event, Xiaomi devices have not been in circulation in retail stores in the country. The first round went to mi-Fone. Strike one
Xiaomi strikes back
I got contacted by a representative of Xiaomi’s distributor yesterday who had news that subsequent to that development, the company has “mounted a legal challenge, as a result of which Mi products have again been able for sale in the country since Saturday 30 April 2016.” The representative also added that Xiaomi has “every intention of bringing the Mi 5 to Nigeria soonest.” Strike two. This round went to Xiaomi.
Xiaomi fans have been bugging us with questions about the nonavailability of their products and support in the market. Well, you have it now. You should be able to get the Mi 5 and others from retailers in the country again.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.