Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Base Variant Price Increased to Rs 14,999, Mi TV 4 to Cost Rs 44,999

In an unusual move, Xiaomi India has increased the prices of two of its best-selling products of 2018- the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 55-inch. Starting May 1, 2018, the Redmi Note 5 Pro base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage will retail for Rs 14,999, while the Mi LED TV 4 55-inch model will retail for Rs 44,999. The price of the Note 5 Pro is up by Rs 1,000, and the Mi LED TV 4 now costs Rs 5,000 more. Xiaomi says that the move is due to the recent changes in tax structure on PCBA imports and the depreciation of the rupee. Xiaomi says that the move is also to meet the huge demand for both the products.

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“We have been seeing a huge demand for Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi LED TV 4 55”. 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,” said Xiaomi India in a blog statement.

The new prices will be effective from May 1, 2018, on Mi.com, Mi Home stores, Flipkart and other offline stores where the products are available. However, the company also confirmed that it would be honouring all pre-orders of Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB + 64GB already placed on Mi.com at the original price of Rs 13,999. The Chinese company also confirmed that with the substantial increase in the manufacturing capacity, it would be able to do a monthly volume of one million for the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

That’s an unusual move from the company, but it’s completely understandable. Xiaomi also hiked the prices of its Mi Power Bank 2i 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh variants by Rs 100 a couple of weeks ago.

Since the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 launch in the Indian market, every user has been waiting for price drop on the Note 5 Pro, but this move will surprise many. The Note 5 Pro 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant still retail for Rs 16,999 in the country, maybe it’s facing less demand from the consumers. Other Xiaomi devices such as the Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5 did not receive any price hike.

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Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 3, 2018 12:45 am 12:45 AM

Xiaomi becomes fourth largest smartphone vendor!!!!!!

AU(Airtel User)
May 2, 2018 12:33 pm 12:33 PM

Cheap chinese brand xiaomi milking you all xiaomi fanboys by giving you sub-stabdard quality in the name of value for money. Screen shatters the moment you drop it, sensors dont work, phone tends to get slow with updates etc.

One thing you may see they increased the prices of redmi note 5 pro and there tv only on the name of import of pcb’s and not increased prices of redmi 5 redmi note 5 redmi y1 etc. Since rn5pro and tv are selling and other handsets is not selling not even in open sale, LoL kya chor company hai xiaomi.

Arena
May 3, 2018 3:37 am 3:37 AM

Rest all is made in india…or they taking losses.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 2, 2018 3:41 pm 3:41 PM

I haven’t faced problems with any of the sensors in last two three years!!!!! Only shatterproof devices are Moto Z2 Force in my opinion!!!! Every other phone on this earth are prone to scratches and will break if you drop from certain height!!!!! Get used to decent cases(there are lot of available for Redmi Note 4 Series and Redmi Note 5 Pro as well!!!!!! Same goes with tempered glass)!!!!!! I hope you don’t create nuisance on this forum again!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 2, 2018 3:37 pm 3:37 PM

I won’t comment on second para!!!!! BUT I will on the first for sure!!!!!

MIUI is heavy skin!!!!!! So are other skins!!!!! But it adds up valuable customizations!!!!! Every phone tends to slow down over the period of time(exception two iterations of pixels they are fast as opened from the box such is optimizations)!!!!! My J7 Pro and A7(2017) have slowed down within six months of usage!!!!! Compared to that my Redmi Note 3/4 still flies away!!!!!! And will fly away one more year!!!!!! Same happens with Redmi 3S Prime and Redmi 4!!!!! Both flies away!!!!!

Airtel User
May 3, 2018 1:29 am 1:29 AM
Xiaomi handsets have sub standard handset quality it’s a renowned fact that’s why people don’t buy xiaomi second time after making mistake except a few xiaomi apologists like who are getting paid for writing false reviews. How can you even address my 2nd para, everybody at tt know about it read it again “One thing you may see they increased the prices of redmi note 5 pro and there tv only on the name of import of pcb’s and not increased prices of redmi 5 redmi note 5 redmi y1 etc. Since rn5pro and tv are selling and other handsets… Read more »
Arena
May 3, 2018 3:39 am 3:39 AM

Lol….not all buyers are mad tech geeks. At 9999 it sells.

Kaushik IMA
May 2, 2018 1:52 pm 1:52 PM

Redmi 5, Redmi 4 and note series are all making very steady sales month-on-month.

Y series not doing very well. Note 5 Pro also not that good sales wise.

Please go and get some statistics before you start talking who is selling what.

Samsung is worried about losing it’s dominance in market due to the heavy sales of Redmi 4/5 and Note series (not Note 5 Pro).

Now you will say I am a xiaomi apologist but I do not even talk about product quality or features here, just the fact that Redmis have the sales numbers that many brands are only dreaming of.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 2, 2018 8:00 pm 8:00 PM

People preferred Redmi Note 5 over Redmi 5 as it was only 1000 costlier!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
May 2, 2018 7:59 pm 7:59 PM

You mean to say Redmi Note 4/5 is still selling?

Kaushik IMA
May 2, 2018 11:25 pm 11:25 PM

Yes. They are selling best of all. Even redmi 4 and 5.

Niru k
May 1, 2018 8:30 pm 8:30 PM

Mi is the new Micromax.

Airtel User
May 3, 2018 1:31 am 1:31 AM

Niru don’t lower micromax, call mi is the new level meizu.

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