Realme is one of the top-selling mid-range smartphones sellers in India. The company introduced the Realme 2 and Realme C1 at the end of August in India. At, 9,000 and INR 7,000 respectively both of these smartphones are hard to beat. Sadly, these prices didn’t last long, as the company has bumped up the prices.
According to the new prices, the Realme 2 with 3/32GB configuration now costs INR 9,500 ($130/€115). The one with 4/64GB configuration on the Realme 2 costs will now set you back at INR 11,000 ($150/€132). Meanwhile, the C1 has gone up to INR 8,000 ($110/€96).
Interestingly, both of these smartphones are still on discount from the original MSRP. The Realme 2 shows RS 10,000 for the base model and the Realme C1 shows INR 9,000. Well, this means that further increases in price are quite possible.
We believe that it’s not a company strategy, as the rupee rates are falling that has a major impact on the pricing. All these smartphone manufacturer companies make a purchase for the components in USD. The conversion rates can have a huge impact on a company working on razor-thin margins.
Note that the price of Realme 2 and C1 is still the same in Indonesia at IDR 2,000,000 and IDR 1,400,000, respectively. Well, this is due to the stable economy in the country.