Xiaomi recently updated its mid-range smartphones and up came the Mi 6X which is expected to hit the international market as Mi A2. Before the Mi 6X, the tech giant launched the Redmi Note 5 in China just a couple of months back. Even though the Redmi Note 5 is considerably cheap, it is interesting to note that the 6GB+64GB storage version has presently taken a cut and is available for 1489 yuan ($233) on Gome.
The Redmi Note 5 (China) was launched in three memory versions; a 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, 4GB + 64GB version and the 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM version. The 6GB RAM version was priced at 1,699 yuan (~$268) when it was launched but that is what has taken a price cut right now. The price reduction seems to be a limited offer and so it is likely not going to be permanent. In another light, this price cut may be due to the Mi 6X which is also on sale.
However, this is some interesting news as it indicates that we may soon see the Redmi Note 5 being offered for way less. Even the 4GB RAM version had its price slashed slightly and is now up for 1,259 yuan instead of 1,399 yuan. (~221). Already, the price tag for the 4GB RAM version on GearBest is pretty affordable at $229 while the 3GB RAM version is offered for $199. We hope to see the price come down some more as it is too close to the pricing of the Snapdagon 660-powered Mi 6X.