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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4 prices in India hiked; PCBA import duty to be blamed

The new pricing will be effective starting May 1, 2018.

  • Published: April 30, 2018 3:47 PM IST
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Xiaomi has today announced that it is increasing the prices of its Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone, and the Mi TV 4 smart TV. The company’s India MD Manu Kumar Jain took to Twitter to announce the price hike. The move comes after the government recently imposed a 10 percent duty on imports of printed circuit boards (PCBs), camera modules, and connectors. The new pricing will be applicable starting May 1 across Mi.com, Mi Home stores, Flipkart, and offline retail stores.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in India for Rs 13,999, and after the hike of Rs 1,000, it will now set you back by Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage model. In a statement, Jain mentioned that those who have pre-booked the smartphone for Rs 13,999 won’t be affected by the hike. Also, the price hike is only for the base model, and the top-end model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will continue to retail at Rs 16,999.

The Mi TV 4 (55-inch), on the other hand, sees a price hike of Rs 5,000. Launched for Rs 39,999, the Mi TV 4 will now be available for Rs 44,999 after the price hike. However, the cost of Mi TV 4A (43-inch) and Mi TV 4A (32-inch) remains unchanged – Rs 22,999 and Rs 13,999 respectively.

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“In order to ramp up supply for Redmi Note 5 Pro, we are importing a significant amount of PCBAs as our local PCBA production would only ramp up 100% by CY Q3 2018. With the recent changes in tax structure on PCBA imports and the depreciation of the rupee (by ~5% since the beginning of the year), this has resulted in a significant increase in costs for us,” Manu Kumar Jain said in an announcement.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications and features

The smartphone flaunts a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display running at a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels and supports taller 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core CPU based on 14nm process. It features a combination of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel dual rear camera setup at the back, and a 20-megapixel front camera. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and also supports facial recognition.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Specifications and Price

Xiaomi Mi TV 4 features a 55-inch 4K HDR display, and has almost no borders around the display. It is powered by 64-bit Amlogic Cortex A53 quad-core CPU paired with 2GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. The smart LED TV comes with multiple port options including one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, three HDMI port, one Ethernet port, one AV port and connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. With two 8W speakers, the TV weighs 17.8Kg including the base.

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  • Published Date: April 30, 2018 3:47 PM IST