“The GST rate on mobile phones has been increased from 12 percent to 18 percent, which means Vivo phone prices have been hiked effective April 1st”
Vivo has revised the prices of its smartphones as per the new GST rate on mobile phones, which has been increased to 18 percent from 12 percent in India. 91mobiles has learnt from its retail sources that the company has increased the prices of Vivo V17, Vivo S1 Pro, Vivo Y19, Vivo Y15, and its several other phones by up to Rs 2,000 in the country. The new Vivo phone prices are reflecting on Vivo’s official website and will be applicable starting from today, i.e. April 1st, via both online and offline stores.
Vivo phone prices post GST hike
|Model||Old price||New price|
|Vivo V17 (8GB + 128GB)||Rs 22,990||Rs 24,990|
|Vivo S1 (4GB + 128GB)||Rs 15,990||Rs 17,990|
|Vivo S1 Pro (8GB + 128GB)||Rs 18,990||Rs 20,990|
|Vivo Y19 (4GB + 128GB)||Rs 13,990||Rs 14,990|
|Vivo Y91i (2GB + 32GB)||Rs 6,990||Rs 7,990|
|Vivo Y91i (3GB + 32GB)||Rs 7,990||Rs 8,990|
|Vivo Y15 (4GB + 64GB)||Rs 11,990||Rs 12,990|
|Vivo Y12 (3GB + 64GB)||Rs 9,990||Rs 10,990|
|Vivo Y11 (3GB + 32GB)||Rs 8,990||Rs 9,990|
Vivo has increased the prices of Vivo V-series and S-series smartphones in India by Rs 2,000 while Y-series phones are now costlier by Rs 1,000. The Vivo V17 smartphone is now retailing at Rs 24,990 instead of Rs 22,990 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The Vivo S1 price in India, on the other hand, has been increased to Rs 17,990 from Rs 15,990 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. As for the Vivo S1 Pro, it can now be fetched at Rs 20,990 instead of Rs 18,990 for the 8GB RAM option.
The Vivo Y19 is now selling at Rs 14,990 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. This is up from its previous MOP of Rs 13,990. The Vivo Y91i price has been increased to Rs 7,990 from Rs 6,990 for the base 2GB RAM variant. The top-end 3GB RAM variant of the phone will cost Rs 8,990 instead of Rs 7,990. The Vivo Y15 (4GB RAM + 32GB strorage) will be available for Rs 12,990, up fro Rs 11,990, while the Vivo Y12 (3GB + 64GB) will set you back to Rs 10,990 instead of Rs 9,990. Lastly, the Vivo Y11 (3GB + 32GB) price has been revised to Rs 9,990 from Rs 8,990 across the country starting from today.
Now that Vivo has announced the new prices for its smartphones, other manufacturers are also expected to follow the suit. Xiaomi has also announced that it has increased the prices of its Redmi and Mi phones in India. Brands like OPPO, Realme, Samsung and others are also expected to announce new prices for their phones soon.
It’s worth mentioning that the new GST rate will not only be applicable to smartphones that have already launched but to the upcoming smartphones as well. It remains to be seen how the consumer market will react to this, after years of competitive price cuts and discounts.