Xiaomi Nepal recently launched two of its new devices, Mi 10 5G and Mi Note 10 lite in the Nepali Market. As soon as Xiaomi Nepal unveiled the prices for both devices, we saw a lot of comments on Facebook regarding both devices being launched at an expensive price here in Nepal.
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Mi 10 5G is launched for a price tag of 89,999 NPR and Mi Note 10 lite for 44,999. These devices were already launched globally before coming to Nepali Market. Mi 10 5G also received a backlash in India because of its price tag. People started to compare it with devices from other OEMs.
Are these phones really expensive in Nepal compared to other countries? As we already know the global pricing of these devices let’s have a look.
Comparing Mi 10 & Mi Note 10 Lite Pricing
|Device||Price In China||Price In India||Price In Europe||Price In Nepal|
|Mi 10 5G (8GB+256GB)||CNY 4299 (~NPR 73,000)||INR 54,999 (~NPR 87,999)||€899 (~NPR 121,365)||NPR 89,999.00|
|Mi Note 10 Lite (6+128GB)||N/A||N/A||€399 (~NPR 53,865)||NPR 44,999.00|
If you are overwhelmed with the China Pricing make sure that it is before adding Taxes and Import duties while bringing it to Nepal. While comparing with the Indian Pricing it stands neck to neck. Though the device was criticized a lot for its pricing cause a more superior OnePlus 8 Pro is available for a similar price.
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Here we are not defending Xiaomi for launching a 90,000 NPR device in Nepal. Recently Xiaomi Nepal hiked the price on some of their models because of the strong USD exchange rate. While talking about India, GST hikes in Import duties for mobile phones has forced the OEMs to increase their prices. While companies who assemble their devices inside India are saving a few bucks and are providing devices at lower rates.
As you have already seen the price of these devices in different regions. Do you think these devices are too expensive in Nepal? Are these devices asking too much for what they offer? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below because consumer’s opinion matters the most.
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