Shipments of smartphones from China was suspended due to coronavirus

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the Chinese company Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme, ZTE and Lenovo postpones shipments of smartphones in Russia, reports “Kommersant”.

it is Reported that manufacturers have sent a letter to my partners, which explains the transfer of supply of equipment the fact that due to the outbreak of coronavirus holidays in honor of the Chinese New year has been extended to 10 February. It also specifies that the period may be extended.

in addition, it became known that Apple, a production technique which also is in China, has begun to change the date of supply.

the press service of Vivo noted that due to extended Christmas holidays delivery schedule can shift to two weeks for all firms whose production are in China. However, the Vivo assured that consumers won’t notice.

the Director of the Department “Mobile phones” company “marvel-Distribution” Paul Packs agreed with this view and noted that some deficiency smartphones can occur in the case of suspension of supply for a period of two to five weeks. However, in his opinion, this situation can contribute to the improvement of the market.

He also added that with the extension of the quarantine for a month and a half, possible more serious problem.

Analyst of Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin has made a prediction about possible price increase of 10-15% in case of delays in supply of equipment.

Earlier it was reported that Russian citizens concerned about the coronavirus can affect the delivery of parcels from AliExpress. In addition, the question arose about the possibility of a so to catch. The most careful users began to abandon purchases on AliExpress due to the coronavirus. Experts say that the risk of transmission of diseases by contact with goods exists in that case, if you touched a sick person. However, the press service of AliExpress said that at the moment there is no evidence that the package or their contents bear any risks for human health.

Previously, the CPS advised the organizations that employ Chinese nationals, to extend their vacation until further notice in connection with the risk of the spread of coronavirus. For this reason, Metropolitan universities plan to extend the vacation for Chinese students before March 1.

To date, the number of people infected with a new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV has risen to 8 of 152 people. The number of the dead reached 171.

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