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Xiaomi Hikes Pricing Of a Budget Phone After Rupee Depriciates

Online-focused Chinese smartphone maker Realme increased the prices of its two popular budget handsets in India.

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Xiaomi also refreshes 'Mi TV' series in India. (Wikimedia Commons)

In the wake of the depreciating rupee and rising input costs, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Saturday announced that it was increasing the prices of its budget smartphones Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A, along with Mi Powerbank 2i and Mi TV (32-inch Pro and 49-inch Pro variants).

“Mi Fans! INR has depreciated against US$ by ~15 per cent since the beginning of this year, resulting in significant rise in input costs. We are adjusting the prices of Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Mi Powerbank 2i & Mi TV (32″ Pro & 49″ Pro),” tweeted Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi Global and Managing Director, Xiaomi India.

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The company added that the new prices would be effective starting November 11.

The price of Xiaomi’s budget handset Redmi 6A (2GB RAM + 16GB ROM) has been increased by Rs 600 and will now cost Rs 6,599. The 2GB RAM + 32 GB ROM variant will now cost Rs 7,499 after the hike.

Redmi 6, another budget model, will now cost Rs 8,499 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM version.

Mi LED TV 4C Pro 32 and Mi LED TV 4A Pro 49 will now cost Rs 15,999 and Rs 31,999, respectively.

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The smartphone maker has introduced Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55-inch), Mi LED TV 4A PRO (49-inch) and Mi LED TV 4C PRO (32-inch).

The cost of Xiaomi’s 10,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i Black has been increased by Rs 100 and will now be available for Rs 899.

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Earlier this week, online-focused Chinese smartphone maker Realme increased the prices of its two popular budget handsets in India.

The Rs 6,999 Realme C1 is now priced at Rs 7,999 while Rs 8,990 Realme 2 (3GB variant) is priced at Rs 9,499.  (IANS)

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Xiaomi-backed Company Black Shark Prepping to Launch 5G Phones in 2020

It is backed by a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support

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Xiaomi-backed company Black Shark’s Founder and CEO Wu Shimin said the company has developed a prototype 5G smartphone which would be launched in the first half of next year.

The company has scheduled a launch event on July 30 in China where it will launch the Black Shark 2 Pro – an upgraded version of recently launched Black Shark 2, news portal GizmoChina reported on Monday.

The upcoming device is expected to be powered by the newly-announced Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC while rest of the specifications of the device are yet to be revealed.

In India, Black Shark 2 is priced at Rs 39,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant while the premium variant is priced at Rs 49,999, which comes with a 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.

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FILE – People stand next to a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2018. VOA

The device features a full HD+ resolution and supports HDR+ colours. It has a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with 1080×2340 pixel resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with up to 12GB RAM.

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The device is equipped with a dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 48MP primary lens along with a 12MP telephoto lens and LED flash. Also, the phone features a 20MP selfie camera. On the software front, the phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie.

It is backed by a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support. (IANS)