Xiaomi India announced on Saturday a price increase for two of the most affordable smartphones – Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 – as well as TV and powerbank models. Xiaomi said in a Twitter statement that price increases were needed because of a "significant increase in entry costs" due to rupee that "depreciated by nearly 15% against the dollar."
Xiaomi Redmi 6A (2GB + 16GB) will now be retail at Rs. 6,599, an increase in the Rs price. 600 from Rs launch price. 5999. Xiaomi said that RAM of 2 GB and Redmi 6A's 32 GB storage will now be retail at Rs. 7.499, an increase in Rs. 500.
It is worth pointing out that Xiaomi indicated at the beginning of the launch of the Redmi 6A in India in early September that the price of the smartphone could be revised upward in a few months if the slide continues, so the move is almost unexpected. However, raising the price of other products can be a little surprising for Mi fans.
The entry-level version of Redmi 6 will be retail at Rs. 8,499, an increase of Rs. 500 compared to the launch price of Rs. 7999. For now, the price of the 3 GB RAM / 64 GB of Redmi 6 storage remains unchanged at Rs. 9499.
Two of the recently launched Mi LED TVs have also seen rising prices. Mi LED TVs 4C Pro 32 and Mi LED TV 4A Pro 49 will be sold to Rs. 15,999 and Rs. Respectively, an increase of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 2,000, respectively.
Finally, the 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i bank continues its downward trend with a new price of Rs. 899, an increase in Rs. 100.
All new prices will come into effect from midnight on November 11th.