Xiaomi has permanently slashed the price of three of its popular phones in India. The Chinese manufacturer says the price cut is due to the reduction in the cost of smartphone components. The company has cut the prices of the Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi A2 phones by Rs 1,000.
Starting from 12pm today, the price of the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage version of the Redmi Y2 selfie-centric smartphone has been reduced to Rs 12,999.
The 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variants of the Redmi Note 5 Pro can now be purchased for Rs 13,999 and Rs 15,999 respectively.
The pricing of the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage of the Xiaomi Mi A2 has also been slashed to Rs 15,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively.
Oh Boy! 3 super news coming up:
* One today afternoon
* One tomorrow afternoon
* And the last one early next week.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) November 15, 2018
Xiaomi’s Global VP and Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain had yesterday tweeted that the company will making three bigannouncements. The launch date confirmation for the Redmi Note 6 Pro on November 22nd was the first announcement. The second announcement is the price cut mentioned above.
Jain will be making the third announcement early next week. Xiaomi is yet to launch the Mi Max 3 smartphone in India. It is being speculated that the company may confirm its launch date in the coming week.
The Chinese manufacturer has also confirmed that the very first sale of the Redmi Note 6 Pro will happen in India on November 23rd. The Note 6 Pro features a 6.26-inch notch display with Full HD+ resolution. The Snapdragon 636 chipset and 4,000mAh battery that are present under the hood of the Redmi Note 5 Pro also powers the Note 6 Pro.
The Note 6 Pro is equipped with a 12-megpaixel + 5-megapixel rear-mounted dual camera setup. For snapping selfies, it features 20-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual selfie snapper. The handset is available in variants like 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage in some of the markets where it has been released. The 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant of the Note 6 Pro is expected to arrive in India with a price tag of Rs. 14,999.
In related news, a recent report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that with a market share of 27.3 percent in Q3 2018, Xiaomi has retained its position as the number one smartphone brand in India for five consecutive quarters.