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Xiaomi Increases Redmi Note 8 Price In India Citing Supply Chain Troubles

Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi Note 8 price in India has been adjusted temporarily. The company has cited the shutdown in China due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. It’s worth noting that the price hike is minimal and only bumps up the price by Rs 500 for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant only. Xiaomi also stressed that the price rise is temporary and the Redmi Note 8 will be available at its old price when the situation improves.

The Redmi Note 8 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model will now be available at Rs 10,499 up from an earlier price of Rs 9,999. It’s worth noting that the Redmi Note 8 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model is currently not available in India, but it will be back in-store soon. The smartphone is now listed with all-new prices on and Amazon. The Amazon India listing points out that the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model of the Redmi Note 8 will be in stock on February 18, 2020.

The Redmi Note 8 price hike was first reported by Gadgets 360, and a company spokesperson told the publication, “The extended shutdown in China is likely to have an impact on our supply chain and, there is a risk of impact on the overall quantum of component supplies. While we are working to explore alternative supply channels for components and raw materials, the immediate impact is that the short supply might cause some negative pressure on prices of these components. This has led to an increase in the price of the product temporarily.”

Talking about specs, the Redmi Note 8 sports quad-camera setup at the back which is the biggest highlight of the device. It sports a 48-megapixel primary camera coupled with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. At the front, it sports a 13-megapixel selfie camera. It features a 6.3-inch Full-HD+ IPS display. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 8 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 665 processor coupled with 4GB and 6GB RAM. It comes in 64GB and 128GB storage options. It packs a 4000mAh battery.―Times Now

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