Xiaomi just increased the prices of a couple of its products in India because of how badly the rupee has fallen against the dollar. In a sudden turnaround, it’s decided to lower the costs of some of its other devices.
As per Xiaomi’s India head Manu Kumar Jain, the company is slashing rates because it managed to stay on top of the IDC’s smartphone rankings for 5 quarters straight. It’s celebrating this achievement by dropping the cost of 5 smartphones by Rs 1000. The brand says all this has become possible because of a reduction in component costs.
Xiaomi Price Cuts
Starting with the Mi A2, the device starts at Rs 15999 for its 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM variant after the cut. Its 6GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM model now goes for Rs 18999. The 4GB/64GB Redmi Y2 has also become cheaper, jumping from Rs 12999 to Rs 11999.
Finally, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has fallen down to Rs 13999 for its 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM option. Upgrading to the 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM version will set buyers back by Rs 15999. The inclusion of the handset on this list is interesting because Xiaomi had previously raised the cost of the smartphone.
With this price adjustment, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is back to its original rates. Before anyone rushes to buy it, keep in mind that the device’s sequel, the Redmi Note 6 Pro, is due to launch on November 22. It might be worth checking out the newer model before buying the older one.
Like we mentioned above, Xiaomi raised the costs of the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i Black, Mi LED TV 4C Pro 32, and Mi LED TV 4A Pro 49 just a few days ago. It looks like the company is making a lot of price adjustments these days. It had promised to readjust the numbers if the rupee recovered, so there may be more changes in the future.