A message related to price hike on Xiaomi products in India was being circulated online since the past few days. The message suggested that the Chinese company is planning to increase pricing of Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6A, and Mi Air Purifier 2S. However, it turns out to be fake.
The fake news stated that the prices of 16GB and 32GB models of Redmi 6A will be increased by Rs 600 and Rs 500 respectively. For the Redmi Note 6 Pro variant, Xiaomi increased the prices by Rs. 500 and Rs. 300 for the 4GB and 6GB RAM variants respectively. It also stated the price of the Mi Air Purifier 2S was increased by Rs. 500.
Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain clarified about this on Facebook stating that the message regarding the price hike of Xiaomi products are fake and the company has not increased the pricing officially. He said:
#FakeNews! Came to know about a FAKE “price hike” msg about Xiaomi phones being floated on social media & WhatsApp (by distributors of a brand). @XiaomiIndia has NOT increased any prices! Do NOT believe fake news! Dear brand: thanks for giving us attention! #YouKnowWhoYouAre.
Last month, to celebrate the success of being the top smartphone brand in India for five consecutive quarters, the company had announced a price drop for Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2 and Mi A2 by Rs 1,000 in India. The Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB RAM/64GB storage model currently sells for Rs 13,999, while the 6GB RAM/64GB storage model retails for Rs 15,999.
After the price cut the 4GB+64GB model of Mi A2 sells for Rs 15,999, while the top-end 6GB+128GB model of the phone retails for Rs 18,999 in India. Lastly, the price of the Redmi Y2 was also dropped by Rs 1,000 after which the 4GB+64GB storage model of the phone now costs Rs 11,999.
As for the Redmi 6A, the company recently reduced its pricing in India to its launch price and is currently selling for a starting price of Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage model. The model with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage currently retail for Rs 6,999, while the price of the Redmi Note 6 Pro remains the same as its launch price.
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