Xiaomi India head has a ‘warning’ for smartphone buyersXiaomi India head has a ‘warning’ for smartphone buyersSome users are getting a spam message claiming that they can buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro at Rs 11. However, Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi’s global vice president has marked it as fake.TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Jan 14, 2019, 05:22PM IST
We often come across several scams and spammy messages on handsets that try their best to lure you into buying certain products at unbelievable discounts. Something similar seems to have happened with Xiaomi. A text message seems to have been circulating claiming to let users buy the newest Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphones, which has a base price of Rs 13,999, at just Rs 11.
The exact message says “Congratulations, Dear Customer, Only You Got Xiaomi Special offer Buy Latest Redmi Note 6 Pro At Just Rs 11/- Only, Hurry Click Now” followed by a link. To make it look authentic, the sender’s name is displayed as ‘HP-MISALE’.
The message was spotted by one of the Twitter users named @jatanagarwal16, who tweeted the screenshot of the message. The tweet was quoted by Xiaomi’s global vice president, Manu Kumar Jain with a text “This is fake! Please do NOT believe such msgs.”
This is fake! Please do NOT believe such msgs. https://t.co/a3I9DHYXZu
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) 1547383798000
The official Mi India Support handle too replied on the user’s tweet with a post saying “We would like to inform you that no such call/email/message was made/sent from Xiaomi. We would also request you to exercise caution when you receive such suspicious communication. Please check out our official website http://mi.com or verified social media handles.”
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone is priced at Rs 13,999 for the Rs 4GB+64GB and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB+64GB variant. You can get it in Black, Blue, Red and Rose Gold.
The smartphone was launched in November last year. Some of the key specifications of the handset include 6.26-inch full HD + display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage, 12+5MP main camera, 20+2MP front-facing camera and a 4000mAh battery. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10. It is also one of those smartphones that has a quad-camera setup.