Redmi Note 5 Pro price hiked in India? Yes, it is unfortunately true.Though it may be a popular device, Xiaomi has been drawing flak from reviewers and buyers, for the nightmarish flash sales.
Months after the device was launched, it is still near impossible to buy the Redmi Note 5 Pro, and now Xiami has done the impossible, by actually increasing the price of the phone.
Xiaomi “claims” in a post at its community forum, that the price hike is due to the fact that it is unable to meet the huge demand for the phone in India, and also because of the the recent PCBA import fee increase.
Sure, when you have limited stocks of the phone during flash sales, it will appear that the device is in huge demand. That is very convincing indeed.
Redmi Note 5 Pro price hiked in India:
The Redmi Note 5 Pro which retails for Rs. 13,999 will cost Rs. 14,999 after a Rs. 1,000 price increase, for the 4GB RAM 64GB storage variant.
And in addition to this, the Mi TV4 which costs Rs. 39,999, will be sold for Rs. 44,999, which is a massive Rs. 5,000 price increase, also because of the high demand-low stocks claim by the Chinese company. Both price changes come in to effect from May 1st, i.e, tomorrow. Xiaomi says pre-order prices will be honoured for current orders.
As if it wasn’t already enough to compete with the likes of Asus Zenfone Max Prime M1, with its decision to hike the price of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi is literally shooting itself in the foot.
Twitter users have slammed the company for the Redmi Note 5 Pro price hike in India, and if this backlash continues, there is a good chance that Xiaomi will revert to the original price. We wouldn’t be surprised if this happens, however it will be interesting to see if Xiaomi “pretends to have listened to feedback from users” to keep the price the same. To be honest such fake dramas happen a lot, and is a rather good marketing move albeit a shady one.
Note: A personal request to Geek.Guru readers in India, please avoid buying imported phones and TVs, and support our Country’s infrastructure, by ensuring that the device which you buy, is made in India.
The ASUS Zenfone Max Prime M1 sale starts on May 3rd, and will be sold in a regular manner, i.e., no flash sales. The Taiwan based company’s device boasts better specs, and runs on Pure Android (with stock Android 8.1 Oreo), making it a no-brainer for the best budget smartphone available under Rs. 15,000.