With the beginning of a new year, new offers, price cuts, and discounts are finding ground. The latest phone to get a price cut is Xiaomi’s Redmi Y2 smartphone. It is now available at INR 1,000 lesser than the launch price. Then we have the Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone which will now be available via offline channels too. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is a mid-range offering from HMD Global and many potential buyers had been wanting it to break online boundaries and retail via offline channels. Let’s find out about both the phones making news today.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Receiving Permanent Price Cut
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 was launched at INR 9,999, and now the phone has received a permanent price cut of INR 1,000. It means that the Redmi Y2 will now be up for grabs at INR 8,999. It looks like Xiaomi following a price trend here; the company recently announced the price drop for the Mi A2 smartphone too. The Redmi Y2 was launched in 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants.
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— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) January 9, 2019
After the permanent price cut, the final price of the Redmi Y2 comes to INR 8,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant and INR 10,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model. This way, the standard variant has got a price cut of INR 1,000, and the higher variant gets a permanent drop of INR 3,000.
If you’re planning to make use of the price cut, then we must brush your memory concerning the specifications of the Redmi Y2. The phone has a 5.99-inch HD+ display at 720×1440 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Powering the Redmi Y2 is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset clubbed with Android 506 GPU, 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage, depending upon the variant. The smartphone packs a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera setup and a 16MP selfie snapper on the front. A 3,080mAh battery completes the phone.
Nokia 6.1 Plus Breaks Online Boundaries, Extends To Offline Channels
In another scoop from today, HMD Global has finally extended the availability of its Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone. It will now be available on offline channels. Until now, the phone was up for purchase via Flipkart and Nokia.com. The Nokia 6.1 Plus (review) price in India is INR 15,999, but one might be able to get it for as low as INR 15,499. The phone is available in Gloss Black, Gloss White, and Gloss Midnight Blue color options.
Concerning offline offers on the Nokia 6.1 Plus, it will pack cashback of INR 2,000 for the Airtel users along with 240GB of data panned across 12 months. The eligibility for this offer is based on their pick from these recharge packs – INR 199, INR 249, and INR 448.
Brushing up the specs of the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is a complete package in the mid-range segment with a premium build quality, stock Android, and battery performance. However, if you’re looking for a phone with great camera performance, then you may consider other smartphones in the league, such as Xiaomi Mi A2 and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro 2.