Smartphone sales have already been affected due to COVID-19 pandemic. Add to that, the recent GST hike made companies take a tough decision of hiking the prices in India. Now, Realme has increased the price of its entry-level phones, the Realme C2 and C3. Redmi has also announced a hike in prices for its budget line-up smartphones.
According to 91Mobiles, the recent price hike has reflected in all the storage variants of Realme C2 and C3. If we recall, the Realme C2 launched way back in April last year at a price tag of Rs.5,999 for the 2GB+16GB variant while the 3GB+32GB variant came at Rs.7,999. But Realme announced the price cut of the higher variant later that year and the smartphone was retailing at Rs.6,499.
On the other hand, the company launched the successor of C2, the Realme C3 during February this year. The handset launched at Rs.6,999 for 3GB+32GB variant while the 4GB+ 64GB variants launched at Rs.7,999. The company had already hiked the prices last month owing to the revised regulations of GST.
Now, the company is forced to go with another price hike for various reasons. The new price cuts are already live on its online partner, Flipkart and the same will be followed in offline stores as well. You can take a look at the revision of prices below.
|Model||Old Price(in ₹)||Price (From 16.05.2020)
|Amount hiked(in ₹)|
Apart from this, Redmi has also announced a hike in prices for its budget line-up smartphones, the Redmi 8, Redmi 8A dual, Redmi note 8. It must be noted that this is a new Hike from the revised hike the company did earlier this month, due to changes in GST. Have a look at their revised prices below.
|Model||Variant||Old price(in ₹)||New price(in ₹)||Amount Hiked(in ₹)|
|Redmi 8A Dual||3GB+32GB||₹6,999||₹7,299||₹800|
|Redmi 8||4GB + 64GB||₹8,999||₹9,299||₹300|
|Redmi note 8||4GB+64GB||₹10,999||₹11,499||₹500|