Taiwanese tech giant Asus was scheduled to launch its Zenfone 8 series on May 12th in India. However, the company has now announced that it will postpone the launch due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.
The company has not given a new start date at the moment, but has postponed it “until the current situation improves”.
“While we were delighted to be bringing our new smartphone to market at the same time as the global launch, Asus India has put the highest priority in the safety of our customers, partners, employees and all other stakeholders in the fight against the virus in these challenging times. So we made a conscious decision to postpone the start until the current scenario improves. In the name of the whole ASUS India Family, we urge you to stay indoors, practice social distancing, and help each other fight this crisis until we show up empowered and in a safer environment. “Said Dinesh Sharma, General Manager, Commercial PC and Smartphone, System Business Group, Asus in India.
To recall, the company had started teasing about the Asus 8 series with a pinhole camera and a refresh rate of 120Hz last month.
BBK-owned consumer technology company Realme was due to hold a launch event on May 4th, which, according to Madhav Sheth, the company’s CEO in India, will be the biggest event of the year to date.
However, the company later decided to put a pin in view of the country.
“After careful consideration, realme decided to postpone the introduction of the upcoming smartphones and AIoT products along with anniversary celebrations. During these difficult times, let’s focus on contributing as much as possible. Stay home, stay strong! We’ll be back soon, “Sheth said in a tweet.