The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council earlier this year announced a hike in the rate of tax on mobile phones. The revision was supposed to come in effect from April 1, after which 18 per cent GST would be levied on mobile phones instead of 12 per cent. Due to this many brands including Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung and OnePlus were seen increasing the price of their phones. Amidst the price increase, a country-wide lockdown was implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during which many brands were seen dropping the prices of their devices. Here we will be taking a look at all of the phones that have either seen a price increase or decrease in recent times.
List of smartphones that recently got expensive in India
|Phone name||Older price||New Price|
|Apple iPhone 11 64GB||Rs 64,900||Rs 68,300|
|Apple iPhone 11 128GB||Rs 69,900||Rs 73,600|
|Apple iPhone 11 256GB||Rs 79,900||Rs 84,100|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro 64GB||Rs 1,01,200||Rs 1,06,600|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro 256GB||Rs 1,15,200||Rs 1,21,300|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro 512GB||Rs 1,33,200||Rs 1,40,300|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB||Rs 1,11,200||Rs 1,17,100|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB||Rs 1,25,200||Rs 1,31,900|
|Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB||Rs 1,43,200||Rs 1,50,800|
|Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra||Rs 92,999||Rs 97,900|
|Samsung Galaxy S20+||Rs 73,999||Rs 77,900|
|Samsung Galaxy S20||Rs 66,999||Rs 70,500|
|Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite||Rs 39,999||Rs 42,412|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite||Rs 38,999||Rs 41,000|
|Poco X2 6GB RAM/64GB storage||Rs 15,999||Rs 16,999|
|Poco X2 6GB RAM/128GB storage||Rs 16,999||Rs 17,999|
|Poco X2 8GB RAM/256GB storage||Rs 19,999||Rs 20,999|
|Realme 6 (base variant)||Rs 12,999||Rs 13,999|
|Realme 6 Pro (base variant)||Rs 16,999||Rs 17,999|
|Realme 5i (base variant)||Rs 8,999||Rs 9,999|
|Realme X2 (base variant)||Rs 16,999||Rs 17,999|
|Oppo Reno2||Rs 36,990||Rs 38,990|
|Oppo Reno2Z||Rs 25,990||Rs 27,490|
|Oppo Reno2F||Rs 21,990||Rs 23,490|
|Oppo F15||Rs 19,990||Rs 21,990|
|Vivo V17||Rs 22,990||Rs 24,990|
|Vivo S1 Pro||Rs 18,990||Rs 20,990|
|Vivo S1||Rs 15,990||Rs 16,990|
|Vivo U20||Rs 18,990||Rs 19,990|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 6GB RAM/64GB storage||Rs 14,999||Rs 16,499|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 6GB RAM/128GB storage||Rs 16,999||Rs 17,999|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 8GB RAM/128GB storage||Rs 18,999||Rs 19,999|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro 4GB RAM/64GB storage||Rs 12,999||Rs 13,999|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro 6GB RAM/128GB storage||Rs 15,999||Rs 16,999|
|Motorola One Fusion+||Rs 16,999||Rs 17,499|
List of smartphones that recently got cheaper in India
|Phone name||Older price||New price|
|OnePlus 7T Pro 8GB RAM/256GB storage||Rs 53,999||Rs 47,999|
|iQOO 3 8GB RAM/128GB storage||Rs 38,990||Rs 34,990|
|iQOO 3 12GB RAM/256GB storage||Rs 46,990||Rs 37,990|
|Samsung Galaxy M21 4GB RAM||Rs 14,999||Rs 12,699|
|Samsung Galaxy M21 6GB RAM||Rs 16,499||Rs 14,222|
|Samsung Galaxy A50s 4GB RAM||Rs 21,070||Rs 18,599|
|Samsung Galaxy A50s 6GB RAM||Rs 26,900||Rs 20,561|
The iPhone 11 now starts at Rs 68,300 (up from Rs 64,900) for the base 64GB variant. The iPhone 11 Pro now starts at Rs 1,06,600 (up from Rs 1,01,200) for the base 64GB variant. And the iPhone 11 Pro Max now starts at Rs 1,17,100 (up from Rs 1,11,200) for the base 64GB model.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is now priced at Rs 97,900, up from Rs 92,999. The Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 now start at Rs 77,900 (up from Rs 73,999) and Rs 70,500 (up from Rs 66,999). The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite, now start at Rs 42,142 (up from Rs 39,999) and Rs 41,000 (up from Rs 38,999), respectively.
All variants of Poco X2 have received a price bump of Rs 1,000 on all variants of smartphones. Realme 6 now starts at Rs 13,999, whereas, the Realme 6 Pro now costs Rs 17,999 for the base variant. The Realme 5i is priced at Rs 999 and the Realme X2 starts at Rs 17,999.
The Oppo Reno2 is now available at Rs 38,990, up from Rs 36,990. The Reno2Z is available for Rs 27,490 instead of Rs 25,990 and the Reno2F is available for Rs 23,490 instead of Rs 21,990. Oppo F15 is priced at Rs21,990, up from Rs 19,990.
Vivo V17 now starts at Rs 24,990, Vivo S1 Pro at Rs 20,990, Vivo S1 at Rs 16,990 and Vivo U20 at Rs 19,990. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max starts at Rs 16,499, Redmi Note 9 Pro now starts at Rs 13,999.
OnePlus 7T Pro has gotten a Rs 6,000 price cut for the 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant. It is now available at Rs 47,999 at Amazon and the company’s own official website.
iQOO 3, when launched, was priced at Rs 38,990 for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant, at Rs 41,900 for the 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant, and at Rs 46,990 for the 12GB RAM/256GB storage variant. Now, these variants are available at Rs 34,990, Rs 37,990 and Rs 44,990, respectively.
Samsung Galaxy M21 is now available at Rs 12,699 for the 4GB RAM variant and at Rs 14,999 for the 6GB RAM variant. Whereas, the Galaxy A50s is now available at Rs 18,599 for the 4GB RAM variant and at Rs 20,561 for the 6GB RAM variant
Motorola has quietly increased the price of its Motorola One Fusion+ smartphone in India from Rs 16,999 to Rs 17,499, an increase of Rs 500. The new price has started reflecting on the phone’s online store listing.
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