GST impact: This POPULAR smartphone cuts prices

With the roll out of GST or Good and Services Tax, smartphone witnessed a decline in the prices and this latest smartphone too has slashed prices of its models.
Asus has emerged as one of the first manufacturers to introduce post-GST price cuts on some of its smartphones, with prices reduced by as much as a whopping Rs. 3,000 on some models. However, Asus has not so far issued any press release announcing the price cuts just yet.
According to a leading website, Asus retail partners have already been informed of the revised pricing. The move comes on the day that Apple announced price cuts across nearly its entire range of products.
Let’s take a look at all Asus smartphones that are now available at a lower price.

First up is the Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL), which will now retail at Rs. 16,999 instead of Rs. 19,999. The smartphone was launched in India in August last year at Rs. 27,999 and received a price cut not too long ago. The Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) features a 5.5-inch display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of inbuilt storage, and is powered by a 3000mAh battery.
Another smartphone that received a price cut at the same time, the ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL), is now cheaper by an additional Rs. 2,000. Launched at Rs. 21,999, the smartphone was earlier retailing at Rs. 17,999 and now the price in India of Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE520KL) will be Rs. 15,999. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 2650mAh battery.
Next up is Asus ZenFone 3S Max (ZC521TL), which highlights a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass, and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC that’s coupled with 3GB of RAM and the Mali T860 GPU. It was launched at Rs. 14,999 and after the post-GST price cut, it will now be available at Rs. 12,999.
Its less-powerful sibling, the Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL), was launched in India at Rs. 12,999 and is now available at Rs. 10,999.