As the COVID-19 lockdown is extended in several parts of the country, it is difficult for consumers to step out if their device’s warranty is expiring. Xiaomi has announced that it will extend a warranty for its devices due to the present situation to tackle this problem. The warranty of devices expiring in May and June has now been extended by 2 months. Notably, Xiaomi is not the first company to extend the warranty on products recently. Vivo and Poco have already announced the same due to the COVID-19 crisis in India.
The Xiaomi tweet did not specifically clarify how smartphones or products this extension will be applicable for. Still, since it says “all Xiaomi devices,” it is safe to assume that all Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones and other products will be covered under this.
In addition to Xiaomi, Poco India has announced that it is extending its smartphones by two months. This only applies to smartphones that will be out of warranty in May or June. Similarly, Vivo has also extended warranties on all its handsets by 30 days. According to Vivo, “if the expiry date of the product warranty period, replacement period or other offers fall under lockdown period of your state,” a 30 days extension period will be given to you that will be calculated from the time service centers start operating again.