A few months, smartphone manufacturers in India had to increase the price tags on their phones due to the GST rate hike. This affected the Redmi series as well and seems like Xiaomi India has announced a hike of up to Rs 500/- on selected devices in the country.
According to the reports, Xiaomi has increased the price tags of its Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A Dual in India that will be sold at any price henceforth.
To be honest, the hike in price isn’t that massive but for those who are tight on their budget, they will have to shell out more to get their hands on the three models aforementioned. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM was originally priced at Rs 11,499/- post GST rate hike. However, it will be sold at Rs 11,999/- which is a 500/- hike from its previous price tag. The same is translated to its higher 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant that was earlier available at Rs 13,999/- and now will be sold at Rs 14,999/- again with a 500/- hike in the price tag.
Moving on, we have Redmi 8 (64GB and 4GB RAM) that was available at Rs 9,299/- has seen a 200/- hike with a new price tag i.e. Rs 9,499/-. Lastly, the Redmi 8A Dual (32GB and 2GB RAM) that was available at Rs 7,299/- has seen a hike of Rs 200/- with the new price tag of Rs 7,499/- that will be effective immediately. Note that you might get your hands on these models with the original price tag but we would urge you to get your hands on it as quick as possible before the price hike enlists across all online and offline stores.
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