A truck carrying nearly 1,000 Xiaomi smartphones worth Rs 1 crore (about 140,000 U.S. dollars) hit by thieves in India on Wednesday, according to a report by Times of India.
A Xiaomi Poco F1 smartphone on display during a product launch in New Delhi, India on August 22, 2018. [Photo: VCG]
The truck was on its way to Kolkata from Sri City when thieves stopped the vehicle, attacked the driver, and took the phones, which they transferred into an unidentified truck before fleeing the scene.
The police are continuing their investigation into the incident.
Manu Jain, the vice president and global managing director of Xiaomi India (left) and Jai Mani, the subsidiary's lead product manager (right) with the actress Katrina Kaif (center) during the launch for the company's new Redmi Y1 smartphone series in New Delhi, India on November 2, 2017. [Photo: VCG]
Xiaomi is one of the most popular smartphone brands in India. Its market share grew to 28.9 percent last year, up from 20.9 percent in 2017.