People who buy Xiaomi smartphones in Cuba or Sudan are surprised that the company does not allow its products to be used in these regions.
Xiaomi is currently one of the most popular, if not the most popular, smartphone brands on the market. Furthermore, the company achieved this result by missing out on some very important, if not major, markets. I primarily mean the United States, where there is no official distribution of Xiaomi phones and equipment. However, this does not mean that these devices are not physically present. People, thanks to Aliexpress and similar services, download the products of the Chinese company there themselves. And in such US, there will be no problem for Xiaomi phones to work normally. However, there are countries where Xiaomi smartphones simply will not work.
In these regions, Xiaomi smartphones are simply turned off
Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, Crimea – if you’re going to one of these locations (although they’re mostly not major tourist destinations), your Xiaomi will simply turn off after a few days. Moreover – Xiaomi itself is responsible for such a measure. Under the terms of Xiaomi’s contract, these six destinations are listed as off-limits to export.
However, the company itself does not control where the buyers who order the goods come from, which is why many potential users of Xiaomi smartphones sadly note that a few days after the arrival of the shipment, their phones simply stopped working. So far, it is not known if the problem is only with phones that are activated in these regions (i.e. first launched or after a factory reset) or if Xiaomi phones from outside will also be treated similarly if someone goes there for other purposes. tourism.
I think that in such cases, it is better to breathe in the cold and not take Xiaomi smartphones on such a foreign trip.
Xiaomi said in an official statement that it does not aim to block any specific markets, and that the fact that user devices are being banned is caused by a “supra-regional decree to prevent smuggling through the shadow economy and protect the security of user data.” At the same time, Xiaomi has admitted that some devices have been blocked due to an ongoing smuggling investigation. A spokesman noted that “the investigation is now at a stage where infected devices can be opened.” This statement, if true, sheds some light on the matter, but does not solve the main problem – is it safe to use Xiaomi equipment in these areas, or if the company finds out that it is used there, it will decide to conduct another investigation “”.
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