Increase in Smartphone prices due to GST Hike: Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Apple and others update the new prices

GoI had recently declared increase in GST by 6% on smartphones and the same has come into effect as of April 1


  • The Indian government hiked the GST on mobile phones from 12 percent to 18 percent from April 1, 2020.
  • This, compounded with the supply chain and logistics disruption caused by the nation-wide lockdown has further led to the increase in prices
  • Fluctuations and depreciation of currency value are also being blamed for this.

Last month, the GST Council in its 39th meeting increased GST rates for several products including mobile phones from 12% to 18% applicable from April 1st, 2020 and a while back Apple, Poco announced the new prices. Now, Redmi, OPPO, vivo, realme, Samsung, and iQOO have announced the new prices of their smartphones and here’s a list of smartphones with new prices post-GST Rate Hike.

After Xiaomi’s Manu Kumar Jain announced the hike in prices from April 1st, Poco India General Manager C. Manmohan also chimed in with a hike in the prices for the Poco X2. Oppo and Realme also followed suit with announcements explaining why they have to raise prices at a time when the economy is already going to recession.

“Today we are announcing that realme smartphones will have to boost the prices up for the first time since 2018. It’s never easy for realme as a new brand to keep providing the latest technologies across different price segments in India. We sincerely hope you will continue to support not only us but also the whole smartphone industry, for more amazing technologies and surprises in the future,” Realme wrote in a statement.

Oppo too has given in to the hike in GST and according to a Twitter update from a Mumbai-based smartphone retailer, Mahesh Telecom, the company has hiked the market operating price (MOP) of as many as 11 smartphones. Check the list below for the change in prices.

After the hike, the iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB will start from Rs 1,17,100 up from Rs 1,11,200. Similarly, the iPhone 11 Pro 64GB will be priced at Rs 1,06,000, up from Rs 1,01,200. The iPhone 11 64GB also became more expensive at Rs 68,300, up from Rs 64,900.

Older iPhones including the iPhone XR saw price hiked to Rs 52,500, up from Rs 49,900. Similarly, the iPhone 7 32GB now starts from Rs 31,500, up from Rs 29,900.

Here is the list of change in prices by other smartphone brands:


ModelOld Price (INR)New Price (INR)Price Hike
Redmi Note 9 Pro (4+64GB)Rs. 12,999Rs. 13,999Rs. 1000
Redmi Note 9 Pro (6+128GB)Rs. 15,999Rs. 16,999
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (6+64GB)Rs. 14,999Rs. 16,499Rs. 1500
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (6+128GB)Rs. 16,999Rs. 17,999Rs. 1000
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (8+128GB)Rs. 18,999Rs. 19,999Rs. 1000
Redmi Note 8 Pro (6+64GB)Rs. 14,999Rs. 15,999Rs. 1000
Redmi Note 8 Pro (6+128GB)Rs. 15,999Rs. 16,999Rs. 1000
Redmi Note 8 Pro (8+128GB)Rs. 17,999Rs. 18,999Rs. 1000
Redmi 8A (2+32GB)Rs. 6499Rs. 6999Rs. 500
Redmi 8A (3+32GB)Rs. 6999Rs. 7499
Redmi 8 (4+64GB)Rs. 8199Rs. 8999Rs. 800
Redmi Note 7S (3+32GB)Rs. 8999Rs. 9999Rs. 1000
Redmi Note 7S (4+64GB)Rs. 9999Rs. 11,999Rs. 2000
Redmi Note 7 Pro (4+64GB)Rs. 9999Rs. 10,999Rs. 1000
Redmi Note 7 Pro (6+64GB)Rs. 10,999Rs. 12,999Rs. 2000
Redmi Note 7 Pro (6+128GB)Rs. 11,999Rs. 13,999
Redmi K20 (6+64GB)Rs. 19,999Rs. 21,999Rs. 2000
Redmi K20 (6+128GB)Rs. 22,999Rs. 24,299Rs. 1300
Redmi K20 Pro (6+128GB)Rs. 24,999Rs. 26,999Rs. 2000
Redmi K20 Pro (8+256GB)Rs. 27,999Rs. 29,999Rs. 2000


ModelOld Price (INR)New Price (INR)Price Hike
realme 6 (4+64GB)Rs. 12,999Rs. 13,999Rs. 1000
realme 6 (6+128GB)Rs. 14,999Rs. 15,999
realme 6 (8+128GB)Rs. 15,999Rs. 16,999
realme 6 Pro (6+64GB)Rs. 16,999Rs. 17,999
realme 6 Pro (6+128GB)Rs. 17,999Rs. 18,999
realme 6 Pro (8+128GB)Rs. 18,999Rs. 19,999
realme C3 (3+32GB)Rs. 6999Rs. 7499Rs. 500
realme C3 (4+64GB)Rs.7999Rs. 8499
realme X50 Pro (12+256GB)Rs. 44,999Rs. 47,999Rs. 2000
realme X50 Pro (6+128GB)Rs. 37,999Rs. 39,999
realme X50 Pro (8+128GB)Rs. 39,999Rs. 41,999
realme X50 Pro (12+256GB)Rs. 44,999Rs. 47,999Rs. 3000
realme 5i (4+64GB)Rs. 8999Rs. 9999Rs. 1000
realme 5i (4+128GB)Rs. 9999Rs. 10,999
realme X2 (4+64GB)Rs. 16,999Rs. 17,999Rs. 1000
realme X2 (6+128GB)Rs. 18,999Rs. 19,999
realme X2 (8+128GB)Rs. 19,999Rs. 20,999
realme X2 Pro (8+128GB)Rs. 29,999Rs. 31,999Rs. 2000
realme X2 Pro (12+256GB)Rs. 33,999Rs. 35,999
realme X2 Pro Master EditionRs. 34,999Rs. 36,999
realme 5s (4+64GB)Rs. 9999Rs. 10,999Rs. 1000
realme 5s (4+128GB)Rs. 10,999Rs. 11,999
realme XT (4+64GB)Rs. 15,999Rs. 16,999Rs. 1000
realme XT (6+64GB)Rs. 16,999Rs. 17,999
realme XT (8+128GB)Rs. 18,999Rs. 19,999
realme X (4+128GB)Rs. 16,999Rs. 17,999Rs. 1000
realme X (8+128GB)Rs. 19,999Rs. 20,999
realme X Master EditionRs. 19,999Rs. 20,999
realme 3i (3+32GB)Rs. 7499Rs. 8499Rs. 1000
realme 3i (4+64GB)Rs. 9999Rs. 10,499Rs. 500


ModelOld Price (INR)New Price (INR)Price Hike
Samsung Galaxy S20Rs. 66,999Rs. 70,500Rs. 3501
Samsung Galaxy S20+Rs. 73,900Rs. 77,900Rs. 4000
Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraRs. 92,999Rs. 97,900Rs. 4901
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (8+128GB)Rs. 39,999Rs. 42,099Rs. 2100
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (8+512GB)Rs. 44,999Rs. 47,300Rs. 2301
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite (6+128GB)Rs. 38,999Rs. 41,000Rs. 2001
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite (8+128GB)Rs. 40,999Rs. 43,100Rs. 2101
Samsung Galaxy Z FlipRs. 1,09,999Rs. 1,15,890Rs. 5891
Samsung Galaxy Note 10Rs. 69,999Rs. 73,600Rs. 3601
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (12+256GB)Rs. 79,999Rs. 84,200Rs. 4201
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (12+512GB)Rs. 89,999Rs. 94,700Rs. 4701
Samsung Galaxy A51 (6+128GB)Rs. 23,999Rs. 25,520Rs. 1521
Samsung Galaxy A71Rs. 29,999Rs. 31,500Rs. 1501
Samsung Galaxy M31 (6+64GB)Rs. 15,999Rs. 16,586Rs. 587
Samsung Galaxy M31 (6+128GB)Rs. 16,999Rs. 17,910Rs. 911
Samsung Galaxy M21 (4+64GB)Rs. 12,999Rs. 14,222Rs. 1223
Samsung Galaxy M21 (4+128GB)Rs. 14,999Rs. 16,329Rs. 1330
Samsung Galaxy M30s (4+64GB)Rs. 13,999Rs. 14,749Rs. 480


ModelOld Price (INR)New Price (INR)Price Hike
OPPO Reno 3 Pro (8+128GB)Rs. 29,990Rs.31,990Rs. 2000
OPPO Reno 2Rs. 36,990Rs. 38,990Rs. 2000
OPPO Reno 2FRs. 21,990Rs. 23,490Rs. 1500
OPPO Reno 2ZRs. 25,990Rs. 27,490Rs. 1500


ModelOld MOP (INR)New MOP (INR)Price Hike
vivo S1 (4+128GB)Rs. 15,990Rs. 17,990Rs. 2000
vivo S1 (6+64GB / 6+64GB)Rs.17,990Rs. 19,990
vivo S1 Pro (8+128GB)Rs. 18,990Rs. 20,990
vivo V17 (8+128GB)Rs. 22,990Rs. 24,990
vivo U20 (8+128GB)Rs. 17,990Rs. 19,990
vivo Y91i (2+32GB)Rs. 6990Rs. 7990Rs. 1000
vivo Y91i (3+32GB)Rs. 7990Rs. 8990
vivo Y11 (3+32GB)Rs. 8990Rs. 9990
vivo Y12 (3+32GB)Rs. 9990Rs. 10,990
vivo Y15 (4+64GB)Rs. 11,990Rs. 12,990
vivo Y19 (4+128GB)Rs. 13,990Rs. 14,990


ModelOld MOP (INR)New MOP (INR)Price Hike
iQOO 3 4G (8+128GB)Rs. 36,990Rs. 38,990Rs. 2000
iQOO 3 4G (8+256GB)Rs.39,990Rs. 41,990
iQOO 3 5G (12+256GB)Rs. 44,990Rs. 46,990
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