Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Y2, Mi A2 Receive Rs.1,000 Price Cut Ahead of Note 6 Pro Launch in India

Xiaomi has dropped the price of Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and the Mi A2 by INR 1,000 to celebrate its top position in the Indian smartphone market. However, we think the price cut could be due to a wholly other reason. Read the article to find out.

0
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2 and Mi A2 Receive a Price Cut of Rs. 1,000 in India

Xiaomi has dropped prices of its three smartphones by INR 1,000 to celebrate its number one position in the Indian smartphone market for five consecutive quarters. These three smartphones are – Xiaomi Redmi Y2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi A2. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and the Mi A2 are available in two variants and both the variants of these two smartphones have received a price cut of INR 1,000. As for the Redmi Y2, it is available in two variants, but only its top of the line variant has received a price cut of INR 1,000, while the price of the base model remains the same.

Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2, Mi A2 Price Cut Details

To make it simpler for you, here is the old and new pricing of all the variants of the three smartphones that have received the price cut –

Old Price New Price
Xiaomi Redmi Y2

(3GB + 32GB)

Rs. 9,999 Rs. 9,999
Xiaomi Redmi Y2

(4GB + 64GB)

Rs. 12,999 Rs. 11,999
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

(4GB + 64GB)

Rs. 14,999 Rs. 13,999
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

(6GB + 64GB)

Rs. 16,999 Rs. 15,999
Xiaomi Mi A2

(4GB + 64GB)

Rs. 16,999 Rs. 15,999
Xiaomi Mi A2

(6GB + 128GB)

Rs. 19,999 Rs. 18,999

 

Redmi Note 5 Pro Price Increased by INR 1,000 a Few Months Back

In case you did not know, recently Xiaomi increased the price of the Redmi Note 5 Pro by INR 1,000. According to Xiaomi, they raised the price of the smartphone due to the drop in rupee value. The smartphone was launched for Rs. 13,999, but due to the price increase it was being sold at INR 14,999. However, the smartphone is now back to its original price of INR 13,999 with the new price cut.

Possible Reasons Behind the Price Drop

Although, Xiaomi says that the price cut is to celebrate its number one position in the Indian smartphone market, I think the price cut involves other agendas too. Here is my theory— one of the reasons for the price cut of the Redmi Y2 and the Mi A2 is because of their low sales. As for the price cut of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, I think Xiaomi wants to clear out its stock, as they will soon be launching the successor to it, the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India. Although, that is just my speculation.

The lower sales of the Mi A2 are because the smartphone lacks a 3.5mm audio jack and it has a comparatively small, 3000mAh battery. The smartphone has some great features such as the powerful Snapdragon 660 processor, the USB Type-C port, and the stock Android UI. However, most Indian smartphone consumers do not want that. They prefer having a larger battery and a 3.5mm audio jack over the stock Android UI, USB Type-C port, or even the powerful Snapdragon 660 processor.

In case you are wondering what could be the reason for the lower sales of the Redmi Y2, here it is. The Redmi Y2 comes as a similarly priced alternative to the Redmi Note 5. It offers a better selfie camera than its sibling, and it also has a dual-camera setup which the Redmi Note 5 lacks. However, for better cameras, it sacrifices on the battery capacity. The Redmi Y2 has a 3000mAh battery as opposed to the 4000mAh unit in the Redmi Note 5. As I said earlier, battery capacity is of a great deal to the Indian smartphone users. Hence, as you can imagine, people prefer the Redmi Note 5 over the Redmi Y2, leading to its lower sales figure.

We have reviewed the Xiaomi Redmi Y2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, as well as the Xiaomi Mi A2. Do check them out by clicking on the links below.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Review

Xiaomi Mi A2 Review



Asif’s younger brother is the newest addition to the Gear team. He inherits the love for gadgets from his elder brother. He holds a degree in engineering and a whole lot of expertise in smartphones and computer hardware. Abid has been following the industry for quite a long time and has excessive knowledge on every topic that touches the tech domain. For anyone at office who plans on buying a new PC, speaker, smartphone, or even a toolkit, Abid is the go-to adviser.