An emerging trend of mobile firms calling hordes of ‘fans’ to their press conferences today saw the crowd turning unruly at an event of Chinese handset maker Xiaomi and police had to intervene in the matter. While the event was attended by around 2,000 so-called ‘Xiaomi fans’, the space constraints led to protest by some of them at the event, which was being held for launch by Xiaomi of Mi Max, which the company claimed is the first mobile phone with 6.44 inch display. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve Active India launch date revealed: When's the launch?Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Does 4G still outdo 5G at a lesser price?
Akshay Aggarwal (@akshayable) June 30, 2016
Akshat Gupta (@TECHwithAff) June 30, 2016
Wow, Police at a tech event. To take out the people who were invited to the event. This is a first! #MiMax
Chetan Bhawani (@chetanbhawani) June 30, 2016
The matter was settled after intervention by the police. A Xiaomi publicity team member said that the company did not call the police and the matter was settled amicably. Many mobile companies have been calling such ‘fans’ at their launch events these days, while some of these functions are being held in stadiums and auditoriums.
Xiaomi Mi Max comes with 6.44-inch fullHD display. The Xiaomi Mi Max starts from Rs 14,999 for the base 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM and Snapdragon 650 processor and will go up to Rs 19,999 for the top-of-the-line 128GB internal storage, 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 652 processor. The Mi Max will follow the flash sale model and the first sale will be conducted on July 6. Registrations for the sale is a must and users can register on mi.com starting today.