After an injunction from earlier this month banned Xiaomi from selling, advertising and importing handsets in India, the vendor has now received permission from the Delhi High Court to continue selling devices running Qualcomm's chipsets in the country until January 8.
That means that the 3G variant of the Redmi Note, which features a MediaTek processor, will not be eligible for sale in the country. Xiaomi has indicated that it will launch a 4G variant of the same handset running a Qualcomm CPU later this year, so it remains to be seen if that device gets an earlier launch date. The Redmi 1S -- which has a Snapdragon 400 CPU -- will likely remain on sale.
The injunction against Xiaomi was issued in favor of Ericsson, who revealed that Xiaomi infringed on its patents relating to networking technologies. The Indian court is due to hear Ericsson's case in February 5, 2015. We'll keep you updated on the situation as and when we hear more.
Source: Twitter (Press Trust of India)