Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4 Prices Surge Post PCBA Tax Increase
Xiaomi has announced a price hike for the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Mi TV 4.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has experienced a price increase. (Image: Sarthak Dogra/ News18.com)
Mi fans! In order to ramp up supply for #RedmiNote5Pro & #MiTV4 (55), we're marginally increasing the prices. This is because of the recent changes in PCBA import taxes & INR depreciation.— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) April 30, 2018
This will help us bring more units to all of you!
Read more: https://t.co/T6aykphV0q pic.twitter.com/3NrgS4sxFd
As per the link shared by Manu Kumar Jain in his tweet, Xiaomi also wants to ensure a steady supply for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, posting it as another reason for the price hike. Xiaomi, however, will be selling the smartphone at its original price of Rs 13,999 for thos who have already pre-booked the device prior to the announcement. While the 4GB RAM variant of the Redmi Note 5 Pro will now be available at an increased market price, the price for the 6GB RAM variant stays the same, i.e. Rs 16,999.
The post shared by Manu Kumar Jain also mentions that the increased PCBA import taxes has resulted in a "significant increase" in costs for the company.
Watch: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Best Bang For Your Buck at Rs 13,999
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Specifications
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz and comes in two variants, a 4GB RAM variant and another 6GB RAM option, both carrying a 64GB internal storage. It sports a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with a 2160x1080p pixel resolution and a 2.5D finish. It runs the latest MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat 7.1.1. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is backed by a 4000 mAh battery.
The optics on the Redmi Note 5 Pro are backed by a dual camera setup at the back placed vertically. The setup comprises of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The front sports a 20-megapixel selfie shooter with a Sony IMX376 sensor, LED selfie light and Beautify 4.0.
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