After launching the Galaxy F22 and the Galaxy M32 in India, Samsung has increased the prices of some of its entry-level smartphones: Galaxy A12, Galaxy F02s, and Galaxy M02s. Although the company has not issued any statement regarding the increase in prices, it is being reported that this price hike could be related to the global chip shortage.
The Galaxy A12 was launched in India with price tags of INR 12,999 (4GB+64GB) and INR 13,999 (4GB+128GB). The company has now increased the price of both variants by INR 500, which means that 64GB and 128GB variants of the Galaxy A12 are currently priced at INR 13,499 and INR 14,499, respectively.
The Galaxy F02s was launched in India with a starting price of INR 8,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant was priced at INR 9,999. Now, the prices of those variants have been increased by INR 500. The 32GB and 64GB variants of the Galaxy F02s are currently priced at INR 9,499 and INR 10,499, respectively.
The 32GB and 64GB variants of the Galaxy M02s were launched with price tags of INR 8,999 and INR 9,999, respectively. Now, their prices have been increased to INR 9,499 and INR 10,499, respectively. This price hike can be seen on Samsung India's official online store.