Here’s why Xiaomi India head is thanking a competitor brand for giving them attentionHere’s why Xiaomi India head is thanking a competitor brand for giving them attentionXiaomi’s Manu Kumar Jain has confirmed that the news claiming that Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro smartphone prices have increased, is fake. He also thanked a ‘competitor brand’ for giving them attention by doing this.TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Dec 29, 2018, 05:05PM IST
There have been reports that Xiaomi has increased the prices of Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 6A smartphones and Mi Air Purifier 2S in India following the increase in customs duty. Strongly refuting these reports, the Chinese smartphone major 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.
Interestingly, in the posts, 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 adds in the post.
Although there is no word on which brand was behind this, we can only assume that Xiaomi India head is hinting at rivals who have a robust line-up of smartphones under Rs 20,000 as that is the company’s stronghold in India.
#FakeNews! Came to know about a FAKE “price hike” msg about Xiaomi phones being floated on social media & WhatsApp… https://t.co/isWbCj7uqp
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) 1546003850000
According to the alleged fake news, Xiaomi Redmi 6A (2GB+16GB) and (2GB+32GB) were supposed to get 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.
It also talked 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.
As for the air purifier, the Mi Air Purifier 2S was supposed to get a price rise of Rs 500, which would’ve increased it’s to Rs 9,499. The alleged fake news circulating on WhatsApp and social media platforms claimed that the new prices will come into effect from December 29 (today).