Manufacturers of Android-smartphone again raise prices in Russia




The weakening of the ruble continues to force producers to raise prices for their products. Now, Sony and LG again raised the price of its smartphones in Russia, gets closer to finding the mark of 40,000 rubles for the flagship model.


Sony has already raised prices on most of its smartphones, and now has been able to confine a small increase for 1000 rubles. Flagship Sony Xperia Z3 Z3 Dual and now will cost customers 38 990 and 39 990 rubles, respectively. Thus, the version with two SIM-cards increased by 29 per cent of its initial value. Also on sale reappeared last flagship Xperia Z2, which is now worth 31,990 rubles, and the Xperia Z1 Compact – 25,990 rubles. Rose and the model of the middle class – Xperia C3 and C3 Dual, they are estimated at 17,990 rubles, as observers found Hi-Tech.Mail .

LG has previously raised the price of its flagship LG G3 Dual-LTE c 26 990 to 29 990 rubles, and now it’s recommended retail price 34 990 rubles, which is 30-percent growth. Version of 16 GB with one SIM-card will cost 32,990 rubles.

You can also note the growth of LG G3 S LTE 4 000 to 16 990 rubles (starting price – 12990) and LG G3 Stylus from 12 990 to 15 990. Cheaper LG L Fino and L Bello grew by 2,000 rubles – from 7990 and 9990 to 9990 and 11990 rubles, respectively.

Earlier markedly increased the prices of smartphones HTC, Samsung. But Microsoft, which recently conducted an extensive presentation, yet manages to keep the price of smart phones at the same level, although the increase in prices is inevitable and will happen, most likely in early February.

Apple twice to raise prices in 2014 after the beginning of the sharp depreciation of the ruble. At the moment, the official prices on the iPhone 6 – from 54 000 rubles, but retailers set prices that are different from those recommended. Earlier, before the price increase, some stores previously raised them now, some sellers are lower than those offered by Apple in their online store. Rumors that the US manufacturer plans to again raise prices by 20%, were a ploy manager of one of the retail chains.

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