Just launched for a few days, the most 'perfect' feature of Mi Mix 4 has been forced to remove by the Chinese government

Despite being called a "perfection" by the CEO of Xiaomi, the anti-theft feature on Mi Mix 4 will not appear under pressure from the Chinese government.

Just launched for a few days, the most 'perfect' feature of Mi Mix 4 has been forced to remove by the Chinese government
Just launched for a few days, the most 'perfect' feature of Mi Mix 4 has been forced to remove by the Chinese government

Just a few days after proudly introducing to the world the anti-theft feature on its newly launched flagship Mi Mix 4, Xiaomi has finally removed it under pressure from the Chinese government. This is the latest example of how complicated and difficult it is to operate under the Chinese government's privacy and data regulations, even for a local company.

According to Xiaomi's introduction, the anti-theft feature on the Mi Mix 4 allows users to find their phone, even if the SIM card is removed. However, Xiaomi said that this feature did not receive approval from regulatory authorities and did not comply with relevant regulations.

Mi Mix 4
Mi Mix 4

Earlier, during the product launch event last Tuesday, CEO Lei Jun called this a perfect feature with a virtual SIM so that the phone is always connected to the internet as well as having the function of not allowing SIM cards. are inserted into the machine without the consent of the user.

"We have carefully included many functions to enhance the experience of the product, as well as protect privacy." Mr. Lei Jun said during the event. "Xiaomi is a company that has always paid special attention to protecting user privacy."

However, Chinese regulators and telecommunications companies have demonstrated that eSIM technology, or virtual SIM, with its characteristics, has uneven availability, especially in big cities.

In addition, China's central government is becoming more and more strict with the tech industry, as it tries to reduce the growing influence of companies in the sector with antitrust and antitrust measures. tighten regulations on privacy, data security and network security.

The Personal Information Protection Law along with China's Data Privacy Law, which comes into effect next month, is expected to end the wild era of China's big tech companies, when before Here they hardly need to care about how user data is collected and used.

The Mi Mix 4, the first device in this series to be introduced in nearly three years, has been available for pre-order since August 16 with a price tag of 4,999 yuan (about $771). As the company's flagship flagship, the Mi Mix 4 comes with many premium features, including an under-display camera and Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 888 processor.

After Huawei continuously lost market share due to pressure from US government sanctions, Xiaomi took advantage of the opportunity to occupy that gap and overtook Apple to become the world's second largest smartphone brand, after Samsung Electronics. According to a report from Strategy Analytics, in the second quarter of this year, Xiaomi was also the world's largest 5G Android smartphone manufacturer with 24 million units shipped, accounting for 26% of the global market share.

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