Xiaomi postpones Xiaomi 13 series launch event initially scheduled for December 1
Xiaomi originally intended to launch its next-gen flagship smartphones, the Xiaomi 13 series, in China tomorrow. The company has revealed major details of the premium devices over the past week but has now announced a change of plans that will see the Xiaomi 13 series launch event postponed.
Taking to its official Weibo handle this morning, Xiaomi has now confirmed the postponement of the Xiaomi 13 series launch, initially slated to debut on December 1. "We are sorry to inform you that the launch of the new Mi 13 series will be postponed," the company shared a short while ago. "We will notify you as soon as the new release date is confirmed. Thank you for your understanding and support."
It's currently unconfirmed what exactly prompted this decision but it looks likely to have been motivated by the death of former Chinese president Jiang Zemin today. The 96-year-old politician was a leading Chinese statesman who was president from 1993 to 2003, while also holding the office of the Chinese Communist Party's general secretary from 1989 to 2002.