Some residents of Cuba, Iran, and other countries said that their Xiaomi smartphones were blocked. This is reported by the Spanish-language edition of Xiaomi Adictos.
Complaints about the Chinese brand’s equipment appeared on Reddit. Visitors of the site said that the company can block the devices when using them on the territory of the state for which they were not produced. “I live in Cuba, and as far as I know, this happens only in this country,” said a user under the nickname yn4v4s. The author said that he bought a phone in Russia, but after he started using it at home, the device was blocked.
The smartphone screen turned black, and an image of a lock appeared on it with a message that the phone is not certified for use in this region. “Xiaomi phones are very popular in Cuba, many people use them, including me. And what should we do now? “— the owner of the” gray ” device complained.
According to journalists, the phones of the Chinese company were also blocked from consumers from Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan. All these countries are united by the fact that Xiaomi is not present in their markets and does not produce its own equipment.
“At the moment, it is unknown whether these are isolated cases or Xiaomi will start blocking smartphones around the world,” the authors summed up.
At the beginning of 2020, Samsung TV users from Russia reported that the smart functions of their devices were blocked. The company explained that equipment imported into the country in violation of customs rules may be blocked.