Earlier today we reported that Apple, Xiaomi, and Oppo increased the prices of their smartphones in India after the Indian government increased the Goods & Services Tax (GST) on smartphones from 12% to 18%. Now, Chinese phone maker Realme too has announced a price hike on its smartphones in India, which is effective starting today. You can read the full statement from Realme below.
The Realme 6 which was launched in India with a starting price of INR12,999 ($170/€160) now costs INR13,999 ($185/€170), and its Pro version, which was launched with a base price of INR16,999 ($225/€205) now costs INR17,999 ($235/€220). You can head this way to check out the latest prices of all Realme smartphones.
That said, Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme aren’t the only brands to increase the prices of their smartphones in India. Poco and Samsung have also increased the prices and smartphones from other brands will also get costlier due to the increase in GST.