Xiaomi India seems to have increased the pricing of its budget Redmi series in the market. This is the second price hike that Xiaomi has done after increasing the prices in response to the GST hike. As part of this new price hike, the company has increased the prices for its Redmi 8, 8A Dual, and Note 8. The new pricing is already in effect on all platforms. This includes Mi.com, Amazon India, Flipkart, and even offline stores. Let’s check out the details regarding the increase and the new prices for the Xiaomi Redmi 8 and more here.
Xiaomi Redmi series price increase; details
According to a report from Gadgets360, the company has increased the pricing for the Note 8 by Rs 500. The Redmi 8 and 8A Dual observed a price increase of Rs 300 each. Redmi Note 8 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will sell for Rs 11,499 instead of Rs 10,999. It is worth noting that the 6GB RAM variant of the device will continue to sell for Rs 13,999. As previously reported, the 4GB RAM variant for the device initially launched at Rs 9,999 last year. Now, the two price hikes have pushed the price up by Rs 1,500.
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Moving to the Redmi 8, the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant will now sell at Rs 9,299. This is a Rs 300 price hike from the previous price of Rs 8,999. Both the price hikes have pushed the price by Rs 1,300 from the launch price of Rs 7,999. The last device in the list, the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage will sell for Rs 7,299. This is a Rs 300 increase from Rs 6,999 and Rs 800 increase from the launch price.
We are not sure about the reasons for this new price increase. However, it looks like supply chain issues due to coronavirus, GST increase, and other factors have resulted in the hike. Xiaomi has not shared a statement regarding the new price increase.
|Features||Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual||Redmi 8||Xiaomi Redmi Note 8|
|Chipset||1.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC|
|OS||Android 9 Pie with MIUI||9 Pie with MIUI||Android 9 Pie with MIUI|
|Display||6.22-inch touchscreen-720×1520 pixels||6.22-inch HD+||IPS LCD-6.3-inch FHD+-1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Internal Memory||2GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage||4GB RAM with 64GB storage||4GB RAM + 64GB storage|
|Rear Camera||13 megapixel + 2 megapixel||12MP + 2MP||Quad – 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP|
|Front Camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)||8MP||13MP|