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Realme 6, 6i prices down by Rs 1,000 post Realme 7 launch

Realme 6 has seen multiple changes in its price since its debut in March but Realme 6i is getting the discount for the first time.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | September 8, 2020 | Updated 10:51 IST

Highlights

  • Realme 6 was launched in March but it underwent several price changes.
  • Realme 6i debuted after a long time at a price of Rs 12,999.
  • Both Realme 6 and Realme 6i are seeing a discount of Rs 1,000 now.

Realme 6 and Realme 6i are seeing their prices going down. The Realme 7 series was launched a few days back in India and it makes sense for the company to slash the costs of previous-generation smartphones. It has not been too long since the Realme 6 series arrived but the cycle is fast-paced for the company. So instead of phasing them out, it is dropping the prices of two Realme 6-series phones.

The new prices of the Realme 6 and Realme 6i include a Rs 1,000 discount. Before I tell you what you need to pay for Realme 6 and Realme 6i now, let me recap the changes in the cost of Realme 6 that was launched back in March. So, the Realme 6 was launched with three storage variants but a fourth one was added later.

Initially launched, the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version cost Rs 12,999 but it was hiked to Rs 13,999 and then to Rs 14,999 within a short period due to the GST hike. Another model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage debuted for Rs 14,999 but saw its price getting hiked to Rs 15,999 and then to Rs 16,999. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant was launched at Rs 15,999 but its price went up to Rs 16,999 and then to Rs 17,999. After this entire rejig was over, Realme launched the fourth variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 15,999.

After the price cuts, the first model costs Rs 13,999, the second one costs Rs 15,999, the third one is priced at Rs 16,999, and the newer and fourth model is priced at Rs 14,999 now. The new prices are reflected on the Realme website and other e-commerce platforms where they are being sold. I am not sure whether the offline prices of these smartphones have also suffered the slash.

Now, the Realme 6i is a relatively new smartphone under the series. It was launched in two variants: the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage cost Rs 12,999 while the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model was priced at Rs 14,999. Realme has cut the price of the latter only by Rs 1,000 and it now costs Rs 13,999. The base model still costs the same. This change is also visible on Flipkart and Realme online store.

Realme recently launched the 7 and 7 Pro in India for starting prices of Rs 14,999 and Rs 19,999, respectively. The Realme 7i is launching in Indonesia on September 17 but I do not know when it will make it to Indian markets. It was sensible to slash the prices of the old devices since the new ones are kicking off in the market.

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