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Apple & Samsung Increase Smartphone Prices in India Following GST Hike

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Almost every smartphone manufacturer has updated the prices of their products post the GST hike that went into effect on April 1.

By Yeti - 
2nd Apr 2020
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Highlights of the Story

  • Apple has hiked the Indian retail prices by at least 5% for each product.
  • This is the second price hike for iPhones in the country this year.
  • Prices of flagship Galaxy S20 series have been increased by up to Rs 5,000.

Not only Apple, other manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Vivo and event Korean tech giant Samsung has raised the prices of its smartphones in India to counter the GST rate hike announced by the Indian government. Reports suggest that this hike would majorly affect the company’s Galaxy S-series and M-series smartphones.

           Model  Old Price in INR   New Price in INR 
Galaxy S2066,99970,500
Galaxy S20 Plus73,99979,900
Galaxy S20 Ultra92,99997,900
Galaxy Z Flip1,09,999 1,15,890
Galaxy Note 10 (8GB+256GB)69,99973,600
Galaxy Note 10 Plus (12GB+256G)79,99984,200
Galaxy Note 10 Plus (12GB+512GB)89,99994,700
Galaxy Note 10 Lite (6GB+128GB) 38,99941,000
Galaxy Note 10 Lite (8GB+128GB)40,99943,100
Galaxy S10 Lite (8GB/128GB) 39,99942,142
Galaxy S10 Lite (8GB/512GB)44,99947,300
Galaxy A71 29,99931,500
Galaxy A5123,99925,250
Galaxy M3115,99916,856
Galaxy M30s13,99914,749
Galaxy M2113,499 14,222

Sad news for consumers who were planning to buy a new iPhone once the lockdown would end. Be ready to shed a few bucks extra as Apple has increased the prices of most of its iPhone models in India because of the 12% to 18% GST rate hike that went into effect today.

Here is a quick list of updated iPhone prices (in INR) after the GST hike:

Model 64GB 128GB
  Old/New Old/New
iPhone 7 29,900/31,500 34,900/36,700
iPhone 7 Plus 37,900/39,900

42,900/45,100

Model             64GB           128GB             256GB             512GB
    Old   New   Old   New     Old     New     Old New
iPhone 8 40,500 42,600 45,500 47,900        
iPhone 8 Plus 50,600 53,300 55,600 58,500        
iPhone XR 49,900 52,500 54,900 57,800        
iPhone XS 89,900 94,700     1,03,900 1,09,400    
iPhone 11 64,900 68,300 69,900 73,600

 

 

79,900 84,100
iPhone 11 Pro 1,01,200 1,06,600     1,15,200 1,21,300 1,33,200 1,40,300
iPhone 11 Pro Max 1,11,200 1,17,100     1,25,200 1,31,900 1,43,200 1,50,800


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