June 02 : Suddenly smartphone prices are going up in India. While Chinese company Xiaomi increased the prices of three smartphones, which it had launched recently, its previous sub-brand Poco has also hiked the prices of its smartphone without any announcement.
Xiaomi has increased the prices of Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8A, and Redmi 8A Dual in India. While Redmi Note 8 was launched in India in October 2019, Redmi 8A was launched in September 2019 and Redmi 8A Dual in February 2020. Meanwhile, Poco has also hiked the price of Poco X2, which was launched in the country in February 2020.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will now cost Rs. 11,999 and Rs. 14,499 for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It was earlier Rs. 11,499 and Rs. 13,999, respectively.
Redmi 8 hiked its price by Rs. 200, and will now retail at Rs. 9,499 (4GB/ 64GB). Redmi 8A Dual price has also increased by Rs. 200 and now costs Rs. 7,299 for (2GB/32GB) and Rs. 7,999 (3GB/32GB). Redmi smartphones can be bought online at Mi.com and Amazon India.
After three months of its launch in India, Poco increased the price of Poco X2 by Rs. 500. Poco X2 6GB/64GB model will now cost Rs. 17,499, whereas 6GB/128GB will now retail at Rs. 18,499. The price of its top-end model (8GB/256GB) is still the same at Rs. 20,999. Both 64GB and 128GB storage variants of the Poco X2 are now available on Flipkart. After its launch in February, Poco X2 made the first revision of its price in April this year, following increased GST rate.
Features and specifications
Poco X2 features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ RealityFlow 120Hz display, and runs on MIUI 11, based on Android 10. The smartphone is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, paired with LPDDR4X RAM. Poco X2 comes with a quad rear camera with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and two 2-megapixel sensors.
Redmi Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch full HD+ display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. It has a quad rear-camera setup and a front camera.
Redmi 8 has a 6.22-inch display and is powered by the Snapdragon 439 SoC. It has two rear cameras.
Redmi 8A Dual comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor. It has two rear cameras and a selfie snapper.