INTRO: Xiaomi is giving consumers an enormous reason to buy offline by launching the ‘Mi Smart Upgrade’ buyback program today. This scheme is meant for users who wish to buy new phones with upgraded hardware fairly often. Mi Smart Upgrade will enable them to buy a new smartphone at an affordable price by locking in the assured buyback value of their device at the time of purchase.
Under the Mi Smart Upgrade program, Mi and Redmi phone users will rise up to 70 percent SRP value (suggested retail price) any time after three months of owning the device. Even when the smartphone runs out of warranty, Xiaomi will offer you a modest 40 percent value for the next 3 months, i.e up to 15 months from the date of purchase. This means you’ll get a 70% – 40% value for your devices between 4 to fifteen months from the date of purchase.
The Mi Smart Upgrade program is applicable to smartphones starting from the Redmi 9 Prime to the flagship Mi 10. The former will see you distribute as low as Rs. 399 while the Mi 10 buyback plan will cost Rs. 1,999. This is a pretty amazing deal as you can get back 50% of the purchase value for the first 12 months of your purchase.
Here’s an inventory of smartphones eligible for the Mi Smart Upgrade program:
- Redmi 9 Prime
- Redmi 9
- Redmi Note 9
- Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
- Redmi K20 Pro
- Mi 10T
- Mi 10T Pro
- Mi 10
Now, if you purchase any of those models along side the Mi Smart Upgrade plan, then you’ll prefer to replace it after 3 months. You simply got to visit the closest Mi service center, get the handset inspected. The company will then text you a redemption code, which you can show at an offline Mi store to get the required discount and grab a new Mi or Redmi smartphone for yourself.
Mi Smart Upgrade plan can easily be availed from all authorized Xiaomi retail outlets, which includes Mi Home stores, Mi Studio, and Mi preferred partner stores in India. The company currently has over 12,000 stores across the country and is even testing a store-on-wheels in some locations. It wants to succeed in more users during the pandemic and provides them yet one more reason to settle on a Mi or Redmi smartphone within the festive season.