Xiaomi is once again being called to court for misleading the customers in China. This time, it is about a Chinese man named Wang who bought a Redmi Note 2, which was launched two years ago.
The Victim Got A Different Redmi Note 2
Wang filed a lawsuit against Xiaomi in the Haidian District after noticing a few differences of the Redmi Note 2's specs and features from the official website of Xiaomi and the device delivered to him. During that time, it was reported that the 13 MP rear camera on the Redmi Note 2 will be supplied by Samsung and the display panel will come from Sharp or AUO. However, to Wang's surprise, the 13 MP rear camera of the Redmi Note 2 that he bought came from Shenzhen-based Oufei optical technology company, while the display panel was from Tianma Micro-electronics Co. Currently, the case is under investigation and the verdict from the court will soon be given.
Not Xiaomi's First Misleading Case
Just last year, a man named Zhang also sued Xiaomi for false information. Apparently, the man bought the Mi 5s Plus from Mi Store on Oct. 15, shortly after reading that the said device will have complete NFC features supporting bank, bus and metro cards by the end of the month. Zhang waited until Nov. 1 for the MIUI 8 update and later asked Xiaomi for a refund and compensation for false advertising. When the refund was unsuccessful, Zhang filled a case in one of the district courts in Beijing.
In Xiaomi's version of the story, the article stated that at first, the MIUI 8 update listed at Xiaomi's official website would be released by the end of October. However, two weeks after the said time limit passed, there was still no update. After that, it was changed to the end of the year, which the source reported that Xiaomi probably might have updated the listing without leaving a note.