With the GST rate on mobile phones hiked to 18 percent, Xiaomi phones Xiaomi will be more expensive as announced by the Chinese phone-maker. Customers will now have to fork out up to Rs 2,000 extra if they are planning to buy a Xiaomi smartphone, although the prices are yet to be reflected on the company website. The phones include Redmi Note 8 Pro, Mi A3, Redmi K20 series, Redmi Note 9 Pro and more. It is expected that new pricing will reflect on the company’s website, e-commerce platforms, and retail stores soon. In fact, the company's decision to hike the prices arrived at a time when other leading phone-makers like Apple, Samsung, Vivo, and Realme also did the same in an attempt to correct the inverted duty structure in the smartphone industry.
Redmi Note 9 Series
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max models 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB were launched in India for Rs 14,999, Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. Their new prices will be Rs 16,499, Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999 respectively. The Redmi Note 9 Pro was launched at Rs 12,999 and Rs 15,999 for the 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB variants. The revised prices will now be Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999.
Redmi K20 Series
The Redmi K20 had been selling for Rs 19,999 and Rs 22,999 for the 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB variants. They will now sell for Rs 21,999 and Rs 24,999 respectively. The Redmi K20 Pro was selling at Rs 24,999 and Rs 27,999 for the 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants. Their new prices are now Rs 26,999 and Rs 29,999.
Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro Series
Coming to the budget segments now, the Redmi Note 8 Pro 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB debuted for Rs 10,499 and Rs 12,999. These will be available for Rs 10,999, Rs 13,999 respectively. The Redmi Note 8 Pro models 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB were available for Rs 14,999, Rs 15,999 and Rs 17,999. Their new prices are Rs 15,999, Rs 16,999, and Rs 18,999 respectively.
Redmi 7A and Redmi 7 Pro Series
The two Redmi 7A variants 2GB+16GB and 2GB+32GB were earlier priced at Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,199 respectively. The phones will be now available at Rs 6,499 and Rs 6,699 respectively.
Xiaomi Mi A3
The Xiaomi Mi A3 variants 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB debuted for Rs 11,999 and Rs 14,999. The revised pricing will Rs 12,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively.
All said and done, the price tags of Redmi Go, Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Mi A3's 6GB RAM variant remain unchanged. They will continue to be sold at Rs Rs 4,999, Rs 10,999, and Rs 14,999 respectively.