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Here’s Why Xiaomi India Head Is Making Fun Of Competitor Brands For Spreading Fake News

| Published on December 31, 2018

There have been reports that say Xiaomi India has raised the prices of Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 6A smartphones and Mi Air Purifier 2S after the increase in customs duty. Strongly denying these reports, Xiaomi’s India head and global vice president Manu Kumar Jain has termed them fake. “@XiaomiIndia has NOT increased any prices! Do NOT believe fake news!” he wrote in a post on both Twitter and Facebook.

The interesting thing to note about this tweet is that Jain has thanked a ‘competitor brand’ for giving the company attention. “Came to know about a FAKE “price hike” msg about Xiaomi phones being floated on social media & WhatsApp (by distributors of a brand),” reads Jain’s social media posts. “Dear brand: thanks for giving us attention! ?? #YouKnowWhoYouAre,” Jain further added in the post.


Although he hasn’t mentioned name of the brand which is associated with this, one can only assume that Xiaomi India head is hinting at rivals who have a wide range of smartphones in the Rs 20,000 range as that is the company’s stronghold in India.

According to the alleged fake news, Xiaomi Redmi 6A (2GB+16GB) and (2GB+32GB) are getting a price hike of Rs 600 and Rs 500 respectively. The new price of the smartphones might be Rs 6,599 and Rs 7,499 respectively.

Also, there are rumors about the price hike for the Redmi Note 6 Pro (4GB+64GB) and (6GB+64GB) variant by Rs 500 and Rs 300, which may have brought the final price of the handsets to Rs 14,499 and Rs 16,299.
The alleged fake news circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms claimed that the new prices will come into effect from December 29.

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