Xiaomi India hiked the prices of its two most cost-effective smartphones - the Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 and even on the selected TV and powerbank models. On Twitter, Xiaomi said that it was important to increase the cost due to "a significant rise in input cost" because the rupee has "depreciated against the dollar by nearly 15 percent".
The initial launch price of Xiaomi Redmi 6A (2GB+16GB) was Rs 5,999 which has now been increased to Rs 6,599, i.e. an increase of Rs 600. Xiaomi said that the variant- 2GB RAM+32GB ROM of Xiaomi 6A will now cost Rs 7,499 i.e. an increase of Rs 500.
During the launch of the Redmi 6A in India in early September, the Xiaomi had mentioned that the price of the smartphone may be re-evaluated upwards in few months if the value of Rupee continues to fall, so this move was not surprising. But the cost hike of other products comes as a surprise for the Mi fans.
The variant - 3GB RAM+32GB ROM of the Redmi 6 will now cost Rs 8,499, i.e. an increase of Rs 500, as compared to its initial price of Rs 7,999. However, the cost of the variant- 3GB RAM+64GB ROM has not been changed.
The newly launched Mi LED TV’s cost has also been increased. The Mi LED TV 4C Pro 32 will now cost Rs 15,999 i.e. an increase of Rs 1,000 and the Mi LED TV 4A Pro 49 will now cost Rs 31,999 i.e. an increase of Rs 2,000.
After the increase and decrease pricing graph of the 10000mAh Mi power bank, the new price is of Rs 899 i.e. an increase of Rs 100. All the new prices will be applicable from midnight, November 11, 2018.