POCO extends smartphone warranty in India, cancels May launches due to COVID-19

On: May 12, 2021


  • POCO has announced a 2-month warranty extension for users in India
  • This is available for POCO phones with warranty expiring in May or June
  • POCO India has also decided to not conduct any launch this month

POCO has confirmed extending the warranty service by two months for those POCO customers whose warranty are going to expire in May and June. The decision has come at a time when various Indian states are under lockdown due to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. It means the company wants the people to visit POCO’s service centres only when it is completely safe to go out.

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Through an official tweet, the company said, “We, at POCO India, wanted to reiterate that nothing is more important than the well-being of our employees, consumers, members of the POCO family, and everyone who has been associated with us. It further said, “We would want our customers to take full care of themselves and their loved ones and not worry one bit about their POCO devices. We’ve got them covered.

POCO announces 2 months warranty extension for users in India

POCO smartphones with warranty ending in May or June can take advantage of an extended 2-month warranty to repair/service their devices in August. In addition, the company confirmed that it will not be holding any launch event in India due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

POCO was expected to launch two phones, the POCO M3 Pro 5G and POCO F3 GT in India in May. The former is expected to arrive as the first 5G-ready mid-range phone from the brand. Reports have claimed it could be rebranded version of the Redmi Note 10 5G, which debuted in global markets last month. The POCO F3 GT is believed to be a rebadged version of the Redmi K40 Gaming phone, which was announced in China last month.

POCO is not the only brand that has cancelled its launch event in India. Earlier this month, Realme was expected to announce the Realme X7 Max as India’s first phone featuring the Dimensity 1200 chipset. Its launch has been indefinitely cancelled. ASUS is holding a global launch of the ZenFone 8 series later today. The Taiwanese company was expected to announce the ZenFone 8 series in India at the same time. However, it also decided to postpone the event and launch it later when the situation improves.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.