In just a time frame of two months, Xiaomi has increased the prices for its budget-end smartphones; Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A for the third time. The Chinese tech giant first hiked the prices for its abovesaid smartphones owing to the GST tax rate hike that went into effect at the start of April. It, then, increased the prices of these smartphones about two weeks back, giving them a small price bump yet again.
Now, for the third time, Xiaomi has increased the prices for the Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A, giving the budget-end trio a small price hike for the third time in two months. The Redmi Note 8 has received a price hike of ₹500 on both the 4GB and 6GB models, while the other two smartphones have received a small price bump of ₹200 across the range.
This means, the base-spec (4GB + 64GB) variant of the Redmi Note 8 now retails for ₹11,999, while the higher-spec (6GB + 128GB) variant costs ₹14,499. Meanwhile, the Redmi 8 is now available for ₹9,499, and the Redmi 8A now costs ₹7,499.
You can purchase the abovementioned three smartphones with their updated pricing on e-commerce websites like Amazon and Flipkart and, of course, Xiaomi's own website. For those not aware of Xiaomi's budget-end smartphones, you can read all about the Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A on Xite.