Xiaomi Mi A2 Now Available At Rs 13,900, Is It Realme 2 Pro Effect?
Xiaomi has announced massive discount on Mi A2.
Xiaomi launched its second-generation Android One series smartphone in the country in August. Xiaomi Mi A2 was unveiled in India in a single variant at a starting price of Rs 16,999. After doomed flash sales, the smartphone is now available via open sale on Amazon India and Mi.com.
After the launch of Realme 2 Pro, Mi A2 has received a big blow due to its set of similar specs at a more competitive pricing.
Mi A2 and Realme 2 Pro share similar specs, but the latter is available at under 14,000 for the same capacity. But, you can buy a Mi A2 at a special discounted price. The smartphone is now available at a via a discount deal through Paytm Mall at around Rs 13,900.
Xiaomi Mi A2 At Rs 13,900: Paytm Mall Offer
Xiaomi Mi A2 is now exclusively available via Paytm Mall other than Amazon and Mi.com You can avail the handset at an attractive price of around Rs 13,900 at Paytm. The Mi A2 Paytm Mall offer includes Paytm cashback and an ICICI bank cashback clubbed together.
With Paytm, you will get a flat 10 percent cashback on the whole amount, and an extra 10 percent cashback with ICICI bank debit or credit cards.
You have to use the promo code MOB10 to avail the 10 percent cashback on Mi A2, available till October 5. This will bring down the effective price of Xiaomi Mi A2 to Rs 13,900 (around) which is Rs 3,000 less than the actual price on Mi site and Amazon.
Realme’s Growing Dominance: Xiaomi’s Awake Call?
Xiaomi Mi A2 and Realme 2 Pro share a similar set of specs, but the Realme smartphone is available at under 14,000 for the same storage configuration. The first Xiaomi Android One smartphone Mi A1 became a rage hit, but the competition has grown fiercely with time and Mi A2 is struggling.
The Indian smartphone market has so many options to offer in the same price range, and the current Mi A2 pricing can’t do justice to what it’s offering. Realme has been able to pack in the same set of specs in a handset available at under 14,000 rupees with a better display, battery and more.
So, it doesn’t make sense for many buyers to choose Mi A2 over Realme 2 Pro by paying an extra Rs 3,000 just for Android One. Xiaomi needs to work on its pricing to take on Realme and Honor in the sub-15,000 segment, or else it will face the same fate as Mi A2.
Also: Xiaomi Sold 5 Lakh Smart TVs
In the other world, Xiaomi has beaten stalwarts like Sony, Samsung and LG to become the number one smart TV brand in the country. Within just a few months of its launch, Xiaomi has sold over 5 lakh units in India. The company is now on top of the list now.
The Mi TV 4A from Xiaomi with a 43-inch screen has been a best-selling Smart TV in the country till date.
The company is scaling up gradually and is diversifying its product portfolio in the country. Xiaomi recently unveiled a number of non-smartphone products in India including Mi Band 3 and an all-new series of Xiaomi Smart TVs.
The Chinese manufacturer is in no mood to stop and will keep expanding in the Indian television industry. What other TV makers have failed to do, Xiaomi has done it with perfection: successfully making value-for-money televisions with top specs at affordable prices.