Having failed to satisfy demand for the Redmi Note 5 Pro and its TV offer in India for weeks, Xiaomi today announced a Rs 1,000 price increase for the base version of the Note 5 Pro, equaling Rs 14,999 and a Rs 5,000 hike for the 55-inch Mi-LED Smart TV 4 and brings this to Rs 44,999 in India.
Xiaomi claims that due to the unabated demand for these products, Xiaomi is unable to manufacture as many PCBAs locally as it wishes. The Chinese phone manufacturer in a Community Forum Post stated that they had been forced to import a significant number of PCBAs, and thus the price increase.
The base version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory, started at Rs 13,999, will now start at Rs 14,999, while the 6GB RAM version still sells for 16,999 Rs becomes. The 55-inch Mi-TV 4, on the other hand, was launched at Rs 39,990 and will now sell at Rs 44,999 via Xiaomi online and offline outlets. However, those who preorder the phone will receive their devices at the original price of the phone.
At the time of writing this report, Tech2 may confirm that the new prices will begin to reflect on Xiaomi's online e-commerce website Mi.com .
While the hike in the case of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is not substantial, Xiaomi fans are very unhappy about how Xiaomi is dealing with the problem of meeting demand. A number of fans responded to the thread that they felt deceived and betrayed by the company, while others are already considering other competitive options such as the new Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and the Huawei 9 Lite.
SOURCES: TECHCRUNCH.COM GSMARENA.COM MACRUMORS.COM FIRSTPOST.COM ANDROIDCENTRAL.COM PHANDROID.COM TECHSPOT.COM
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