Tecno and Itel phones’ prices hiked due to GST rate increase: check new prices here

Tecno smartphone prices have gone up significantly, making even the affordable models slightly costlier than before.

Highlights
  • Tecno smartphones prices have marginally gone up in India
  • New 18 percent GST Rate hike was applicable from April 1st
  • Itel feature phones are now costlier than before

Thanks to the GST rate hike in India and the depreciating value of the Indian rupee, smartphone vendors, including Samsung, OPPO, Vivo, Realme, Redmi and Xiaomi, have increased the prices of their smartphone to keep with the profits. Now, Tecno smartphones and Itel feature phones have also received a price hike in the country, 91mobiles has learnt from retail sources. The new prices went into effect on April 8th across retail stores in India. However, the Tecno smartphones and Itel feature phones won’t be available for purchase right now due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in the country.

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Tecno smartphones new prices after GST hike

ModelNew price
Camon-iAce 2Rs 7,099
Camon-iAce 2XRs 7499
Camon-iSky 3Rs 8,499
Camon-i4 2GBRs 7,499
Camon-i4 3GBRs 8,499
Camon-i4 (CB7J)Rs 12,799
Tecno Spark GoRs 5,899
Spark 4 AirRs 7,499
Spark 4 (KC2)Rs 8,499
Spark4 (KC2J)Rs 9,599
Camon 12 AirRs 10,599
Spark Go PlusRs 7,299
Camon 15Rs 11,499
Camon 15 ProRs 15,999

The prices of the Tecno smartphones have gone up significantly, which makes the affordable models slightly costlier than before. It remains to be seen how Indian customers respond to the new price hike considering that Tecno smartphones are mostly focused on the offline markets. TECNO’s Phantom series handles Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000 segment, the Camon series phones are priced between Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 bracket and lastly, the Spark series is an affordable line-up.

Itel feature phones new prices

Model nameNew price
Itel IT2193Rs 979
Itel IT2163 Yoddha EditionRs 979
Itel IT2171Rs 1,005
Itel IT2190Rs 1,125
Itel IT2320Rs 1,249
Itel IT5605NRs 1,125
Itel IT5607Rs 1,249
Itel IT5608Rs 1,249
Itel IT5025Rs 1,249
Itel IT5617Rs 1,349
Itel IT5092Rs 1,199
Itel IT5260Rs 1,590
Itel IT6130Rs 1,650
Itel IT6310Rs 1,799
Itel A25Rs 4,899
Itel Vision 1Rs 6,899

Itel feature phone prices have also been increased, but not by a large margin. They are still affordable even with the new prices and will be available in offline retail stores across India.

Separately, TECNO and Infinix brands are gearing up to launch Android TVs in India. The Infinix will be the first to introduce a new smart TV and is said to rock a 43-inch screen and carry a price tag of around Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000. It was initially expected to launch in January but was delayed owing to the coronavirus pandemic across China. However, not much else is known about TECNO smart TV, but it could take on Xiaomi smart TVs in the affordable segment.