From today, 30th August 2021 Realme has announced that it is set to raise the prices for a couple of smartphone models in India. The price hike comes as other brands like Redmi announced that they will raise the price tags of their offerings in India due to global component shortages.
This news comes to use via tipster Abhishek Yadav on Twitter who shared the prices of a couple of new smartphones with the new rise in cost for the handsets. The list of devices consists of C-series of devices and the Realme 8 series of devices.
C-series Price Hikes
Pricing wise, the C11, 2021 model now retails for Rs 7,299 up from Rs 300 for the 2+32GB variant. The 4+64GB variant of the Realme C11 2021 model now retails for Rs 8,799 up from Rs 300.
Next up, the Realme C21 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage now retails for Rs 8,999 up Rs 500. The 4GB variant with 64GB of storage retails for Rs 9,999 up another Rs 500.
Finally, the C25s, with the MediaTek Helio G85 will retail for Rs 10,99 for the 4GB RAM 64GB storage variant, up Rs 500. The 4GB+128GB variant also gets a Rs 500 hike to Rs 11,999.
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Realme 8 Series Price Hikes
The Realme 8 series too has got a new price hike, with the 4G variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage now priced at Rs 16,999, up a whopping Rs 1000.
This is also applicable for the 8GB variant with 128GB of storage, which now retails for Rs 17,999, another Rs 1000 up from the original launch cost.
The 5G variant is also getting a price hike, with the 4GB variant with 64GB of storage set to retail for Rs 15,499, whilst the variants with 4GB of RAM and 128 storage and 8GB of RAM will now retail for Rs 16,4999 and Rs 18,499, respectively.
This is nothing new, and, this is not the first instance of a price hike in India. This comes as the shortage of components and semiconductors grows worse day by day due to the global pandemic, with brands like Samsung, Redmi, Micromax hiking the retail prices of their offerings in the country.
In case you did not know, Redmi recently raised the price of its Redmi Note 10, which is the company’s budget segment leader, with the latest hike being of Rs 500, making the overall hike of Rs 2000, up from Rs 12,000 at launch to Rs 14,000 which is quite major when it comes to a budget handset.
The Realme 8 4G is meant to take on the Redmi Note 10, so interested users will be happy to note that the Redmi remains cheaper but, with the storage differences on offer, they are more or less similarly priced.