Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A Dual prices in India hiked again by up to Rs 500

This is the second price hike for these models following the revised GST rate last month

Highlights
  • Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A Dual India prices have been hiked once again
  • New prices are now reflecting on Mi.com and across offline retail stores

Xiaomi has increased the India prices of Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A Dual phones by up to Rs 500, 91mobiles has learned from offline retail sources. These Redmi phones’ prices in India have been revised for the second time since the GST rate hike last month. While the Redmi Note 8 price has been increased by Rs 500, the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A Dual prices have been hiked by Rs 300. This might not sound like much, but it does start to pinch when combined with the previous price hike. The new prices of the Redmi 8A Dual, Redmi 8, and Redmi Note 8 are now reflecting online on Mi.com and have gone into effect across retail stores in India starting today, May 13th.

Redmi 8A, Redmi 8, Redmi Note 8 new prices in India

The Redmi 8A Dual 2GB RAM model with 32GB storage has received a Rs 300 price hike. It will now sell for Rs 7,299 instead of Rs 6,999. To recall, the Redmi 8A Dual was launched in India earlier this year with a starting price of Rs 6,499. Meanwhile, the 3GB + 32GB variant is still priced at Rs 7,999 and has not been further increased.

The Redmi 8 4GB + 64GB model was launched late last year starting at Rs 7,999. The phone’s price was increased to Rs 8,999 last month and it will now sell for Rs 9,299 following the latest hike. 

Lastly, the Redmi Note 8 4GB + 64GB model will now be available at Rs 11,499 online and offline after a Rs 500 price hike. The Redmi Note 8 was launched last year starting at Rs 9,999 and has since received several price hikes. The 6GB RAM variant will continue to sell for Rs 13,999.

It’s unclear why these affordable Redmi phones have received another price hike as Xiaomi has not provided an official statement yet. While the new GST rate may be influencing the company’s decision, another reason could be the imminent launch of phones like the Redmi Note 9 and Redmi 9.