Smartphones on a Massive Discount Jul’19
(Updated 10 Jul’19) – There are a lot of new smartphones which continue to get launched in the Indian market daily.
At the same time, there are many existing smartphones which get a price cut or price drop to stay competitive, or at times it is done to boost sales by the companies.
In this article, we will continue to add and update smartphones which have recently received a price cut or discount.
We will try to cover most of the smartphones from Flipkart and Amazon which are now available at a discounted price compared to the launch price.
List of Phones that have got a recent Price cut or discount (Jul’19)
- Nokia 6.1 Price Drop of Rs. 2000
- Vivo V15 Price Drop of Rs. 2000.
- iPhone XR Price Drop of Rs. 17,000
- Asus Zenfone 5Z Price drop of Rs. 5000.
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Price drop of Rs. 3000.
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Price drop of Rs. 1500.
- Oppo F9 Pro Price drop of Rs. 2000.
- Oppo Realme U1 Price Drop of Rs. 1499.
- Samsung S9+ Price Drop of Rs. 7000.
- Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 – a Price drop of Rs. 6000.
- Vivo Nex – a Price drop of Rs. 10,000.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – Price Drop of Rs. 1000.
- Realme U1 – Price Drop of Rs. 1000.
- Realme 2 PRO – Price Drop of Rs. 1000.
Nokia 6.1 – (Price Cut of Rs. 2000)
Nokia 6.1 is now available for an affordable price tag of Rs. 6,999 for the 3 GB ram and 32 GB storage version. Earlier the mobile was available for Rs. 8,999.
Also, the 4 GB ram and 64 GB storage variant has got a price cut of Rs. 1000. It is now available for Rs. 9,999.
The Nokia 6.1 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-Core Processor and has a Full HD Display with 16:9 aspect ratio.
For imaging, it comes with a 16 MP rear camera and there is an 8MP front selfie camera. Also, the phone comes with a 3000 mAH capacity battery.
You can read more about Nokia 6.1 here.
Vivo V15 Price Drop of 2k
Vivo has cut the price for the V15 just after 1 month of launch and now the device is available for Rs. 21,990. Notably, it was launched at Rs. 23,990 and due to stiff competition, the company has dropped the price.
The Vivo V15 comes with a stunning dual-tone design and has triple rear cameras and a 32 MP pop up front selfie camera.
iPhone XR Massive Price Cut
7-April-2019 – Apple has dropped the price for the iPhone XR in the Indian market from a starting price of Rs. 76,900 to Rs. 59,900.
A massive price cut of Rs. 17,000 only after 5 months of launch.
This is the first time the company has dropped the price of a flagship model so significantly in India.
HDFC Bank is also offering a 10% discount to the credit and debit card holders which brings the effective price down to Rs. 53,900.
Almost, 30% from the peak price of Rs. 76,900. If you are planning to upgrade from an older iPhone, this could be a good time to buy the XR.
The new price is closer to the Samsung Galaxy S10E.
Moreover, I think Apple missed the train by not cutting the price at the launch of the Samsung S10 series.
A price cut at the right time would have helped Apple to make a dent in Samsung sales.
Clearly, we can see Apple is struggling to increase the sales volume in India, and should also cut the price of expensive iPhone XS and Xs Max in the coming days.
iPhone XR Price Drop
After Discount Price
Price After HDFC Discount
iPhone XR (64 GB)
iPhone XR (128GB)
iPhone XR (256 GB)
It is not necessarily the price drop means that the device is outdated, there can be many reasons including another rival launching something lucrative, or an ongoing sales promotion offer that Amazon and Flipkart continue to do around the year.
Asus Zenfone 5Z, Zenfone Max Pro M2, Zenfone Max M2, Max M1
2/March/2019 – Asus has cut the prices permanently for 4 smartphones, starting 2nd March 2019.
The biggest price drop we have seen so far from Asus Zenfone Line up. The Zenfone 5Z 6 GB version price is slashed by Rs. 5000. The Max Pro M2 by Rs. 3000.
Oppo F9 Pro
Oppo F9 pro was launched for Rs. 21,990 in the Indian market, back in August 2019. We did a detailed review of the device and it was a good phone for the money.
Oppo F9 Pro – Price Cut
- Earlier Price – Rs. 21,990
- New Price – Rs. 19,990
Now it has received the price cut of Rs. 2000 and is available for Rs. 19,990. Notably, the Oppo F9 Pro was the first phone to launch with the water-drop notch which is now copied on several other phones.
Besides, Oppo is also planning to launch the Oppo F11 Pro in India soon with the 48 Megapixel rear camera and a 32 MP pop-up selfie camera. So if you are planning to buy the F9 Pro, I would suggest wait for some days and have a look at the F11 Pro as well.
Realme 2 Pro
After the recent price drop of the Realme U1, now the brand has gone ahead and slashed the price for the top-selling Realme 2 Pro in India. Two variants of the Realme 2 Pro has got a price cut of Rs. 1000.
RealME 2 PRO – 4 GB Ram and 64 GB
- Earlier Price – Rs. 13,990
- New Price – Rs. 12,990
RealME U1 – 6 GB Ram and 64 GB
- Earlier Price – Rs. 15,990
- New Price – Rs. 14,990
I extensively tested the Realme 2 Pro for the review, a couple of weeks back. It is a fantastic phone with decent user experience and performance. With the recent price drop, it is a no-brainer for many buyers.
Oppo’s Realme brand launched the RealMe U1 a couple of months back and now the phone has got a discount.
RealME U1 – 3 GB Ram and 32 GB
- Earlier Price – Rs. 11,990
- New Price – Rs. 10,990
RealME U1 – 4 GB Ram and 64 GB
- Earlier Price – Rs. 11,990
- New Price – Rs. 10,490
The Realme U1 comes with a 25 Megapixel Selfie Camera with Sony IMX 576 Sensor and has the Helio P70 processor to ensure blazing fast performance.
The phone is ideal for people looking for a budget selfie camera mobile. However, the rear camera performance is underwhelming.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
- Earlier Price – Rs. 36,990
- New Price – Rs. 30,990
The Samsung Galaxy A9 has got a price cut again. At the time of launch, the device was available for Rs. 36,990 and later got a price cut of Rs. 3000 and now the device has again got a price cut of Rs. 3000.
The A9 2018 is the only phone in India that comes with Quad-Rear Camera setup with primary 24 Megapixel with an f/1.7 aperture lens. The phone comes with 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Infinity Display.
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core Processor with 6 GB of Ram. The mobile comes with a large 3800 mAH capacity battery and has fast charging support.
Read More About Samsung A9 Here.
Samsung Galaxy S9+
- Earlier Price – Rs. 64,990
- New Price – Rs. 57,990
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ has got a price cut of Rs. 7000 and is now available for Rs. 57,990. Samsung earlier used to reduce the price of mobiles after a couple of months of launch.
But this time they have kept the price for flagship same for almost 9 months post-launch. Of course, you can get the S9 or S9+ cheaper during the special sale days from Flipkart.
Read More Details About Samsung S9+ here.
- Earlier Price – Rs. 44,990
- New Price – Rs. 35,220
Vivo has cut the price for the popping camera phone – Vivo Nex in India from Rs. 44,990 to Rs. 35,220. The Rs. 10000 price cut for the Vivo Nex is permanent and will be across offline and online channels.
The Vivo Nex is available in the single 128 GB storage and 8 GB Ram version. The new price is already reflecting on the Amazon India website and you can buy it if you are planning to purchase.
The phone comes with 12MP+5MP dual rear cameras and there is a hidden 8 MP selfie camera(motorized). Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU.
Further, Nex comes with 6.59 Inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display (2316*1080) with 19.3:9 aspect ratio. It is one of the devices that come with the best screen to body ratio.
Read More about the Vivo Nex.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Price Cut.
- Earlier Price – Rs. 13,999
- New Price – Rs. 12,999
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India a couple of weeks back and now the company has announced the price cut for the previous model.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro was available for Rs. 13,999 earlier but now you can buy it for Rs. 12,999. To recall, the Note 5 Pro was launched for Rs. 14,999 in India.
Also, the 6 GB ram version of the Note 5 Pro is now available for Rs. 13,999 instead of Rs. 15,999.
I would suggest going for the Redmi Note 6 Pro for a slightly better design, display, and camera capabilities.
Previous Price drops and discount deals.
Moto G5s Plus
Motorola Moto G5s Plus was launched in India in August 2017. At the time of its launch, it was exclusively available on Amazon.
- Old Price – Rs. 15,999
- New Price – Rs. 12,999
The mobile features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD full HD (1920 x 1080) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Moto G5s Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, along with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics.
The most striking part feature of the phone is its rear camera module. It comes with a dual 13 MP + 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED dual-tone flash.
The smartphone boots Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box and is upgradable to Android Oreo 8.0 operating system. Moto G5s Plus offer almost stock Android experience and comes with some Moto-specific features.
Moto G5s Plus boasts 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB. Additionally, it packs a 3000 mAh battery with fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 8 was launched in India in August 2017. It is a very high selling smartphone, and it comes with an S-Pen.
At the time of its launch, it was the most expensive Samsung phone at that time. After a number of months, it got a price cut.
- Old Price – Rs. 67,990
- New Price – Rs. 55,990
The phone has a massive 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Dual 12 MP + 12 MP rear camera setup takes excellent photos, and an 8 MP front facing camera is there for taking selfies.
It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and gets power from an Exynos 8895 chipset. Additionally, it packs a 3300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support.
Chinese firm Huaqin Technology launched its 10.or G in India in September 2017.
The phone packs a 5.5-inch full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display and gets power from a Snapdragon 626 chipset.
The mobile comes in 3 GB RAM + 32 GB store, and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variants.
10.or G runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box and packs a massive 4000 mAh battery.
- 3 GB RAM + 32GB 10,999
- 4 GB RAM + 64GB 12,999
- 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage – Rs. 7,999
- 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs. 9,999
Additionally, the mobile has dual 13 MP + 13 MP rear cameras with dual LED flash, and a 16 MP front facing sensor with flash for taking selfies.
The phone is 8.5 mm thick and weighs 170 grams. Also, it comes with various connectivity features, such as 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS.
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung launched its Galaxy A6 smartphone in India in May 2018. It features an aluminum design and feels very premium to hold.
The Galaxy A6 features a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED HD+ (720 x 1480 pixels) display along with 18:9 aspect ratio.
The phone is powered by an Exynos 7870 processor and runs on Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box.
Old Price – Rs. 23, 500
New Price – Rs. 19, 900
For photos, there is a single 16 MP rear camera with flash. For selfies, the phone boasts a 16 MP front-facing sensor with LED flash.
The phone comes with 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage, and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage options. Also, it packs a 3000 mAh non-removable battery.
Samsung Galaxy A8+
The Galaxy A8+ was launched in India in January 2018.
The phone features a 6 inch Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels) 18:9 display. The mobile has an aluminum body and looks beautiful from the back.
- Old Price – Rs. 32,990
- New Price – Rs. 29,990
The mobile is powered by an Exynos 7885 processor along with Mali-G71 GPU. Additionally, it packs w6 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage and runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ is equipped with a 16 MP main shooter with LED flash. Also, it boasts dual 16 MP + 8 MP front-facing selfie camera setup.
Further, the phone has a 3500 mAh non-removable battery that comes with fast charging support.
Nokia 8 has received a massive, much-needed price cut of Rs. 8,000. The smartphone was retailing for Rs. 36,999 and now is available for Rs. 28,999.
The previous price was high in comparison to the rival offering like OnePlus 5T, Huawei Honor View 10 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
Notably, the Nokia 8 is one of the first phones to run on the Android Oreo 8.0 OS, other than the Pixel phones.
Powering the phone is the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB Ram. The storage space is 64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB.
Besides, it comes with Dual 13 MP rear cameras with Zeiss Optics and even has a 13 MP selfie camera.
Notably, the phone has a 5.3 inch QHD display (2560*1440), with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Even the battery capacity is decent (3090 mAH). Even after the price drop, it faces a fierce battle against the OnePlus 5T and Honor View 10, both come with the voguish 18:9 display.
Nokia 5 (3 GB RAM)
Even the Nokia 5 is available cheaper now as the phone is available for Rs. 11,799. At launch the phone was available for Rs 13,499, so, it has got a price drop of Rs. 1700.
You can buy both the mobiles from Amazon or any retailer. The Nokia 5 comes with a standard 5.2 Inch HD display and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. Additionally, it has 3 GB Ram and only 16 GB of internal storage space.
Moreover, the rear camera comes with 13 MP lens, and front selfie camera has 8 MP resolution.
Even after the price drop, it seems to be expensive in comparison to better offering like Redmi Note 4, Honor 9 Lite, 10. OR G or the Honor 7X in this price range.