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Redmi Note 8 Price in India Hiked, Xiaomi Blames Supply Chain Troubles Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Redmi Note 8 price increase is only applicable on the 4GB + 64GB variant in India.

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Redmi Note 8 Price in India Hiked, Xiaomi Blames Supply Chain Troubles Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Xiaomi says supply chain disruption has caused the price of components to surge

Highlights
  • Xiaomi told us that Redmi Note 8’s price hike is temporary
  • The phone will return in stock on Amazon starting February 18
  • Price will likely be restored once the supply chain issues are resolved

China's Xiaomi is the latest smartphone maker to have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak's impact on the supply chain in its home market. The company has announced that it has increased the Redmi Note 8 price in India by Rs. 500. Xiaomi says that the price bump is temporary. Redmi Note 8 is likely to return to its original asking price once the cost of component stabilises. Also, the Redmi Note 8 is currently out of stock on Amazon, but the company has assured that it will be back soon. Read on for more on Redmi Note 8 price increase and when you can expect the 4GB RAM variant in stock on Amazon.   

Redmi Note 8 price in India

Notably, the price hike is only applicable to the Redmi Note 8 4GB + 64GB model. Earlier, the phone used to sell at Rs. 9,999. Following the price hike, it is now available at Rs. 10,499.

“The extended shutdown in China is likely to have an impact on our Supply chain and, there is a risk of impact on 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 the increase in the price of the product temporarily,” a Xiaomi spokesperson told Gadgets 360, explaining the reasoning behind the price hike.

The price increment is visible on Mi.com and Amazon. However, Redmi Note 8 is listed as ‘out of stock' on Amazon at the time of writing this article. Xiaomi has told Gadgets 360 that the phone will be back in stock soon. As for Amazon, the product page says that the Redmi Note 8 4GB + 6GB variant will be back in stock on February 18 for buyers.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
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  • Good battery life
  • Full-HD+ screen
  • Bad
  • Not great for gaming
  • Camera quality and UI could be improved
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Display 6.30-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Front Camera 13-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2280 pixels
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