Xiaomi Hit By China Regulators, ‘Forced’ To Disable Anti-Theft Mode On New Phone
Xiaomi has apologised for disabling an anti-theft mode just days after the launch of its highly anticipated Mi Mix 4 smartphone.
In its announcement of its new addition to the Xiaomi smartphone lineup, the Chinese tech company highlighted its anti-theft function. A virtual sim card installed on the phone allows users to recover their lost or stolen phone even if the physical SIM card is removed.
However, just days after the Mi Mix 4’s launch, Xiaomi said it was forced to disable the function due to Chinese regulators claiming the tech a violation of “national norms.” The company then apologised for the function’s removal.
The Mi Mix 4 goes on sale on 16 August 2021. Over 500,000 users have already expressed an interest in buying it.
Last month, Xiaomi became the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, knocking American titan Apple to third place.