This post was last updated on October 10th, 2020 at 01:48 pm
As we all know, high-end smartphones are no longer the ones produced by Apple mobile phone brand. Major Android phone manufacturers have entered the high-end market, and they are doing great. High-end phones mean high prices, and consumers may not be able to afford it. However, this phenomenon still occurs, only in the Android mobile phone camp, especially this year’s Android flagship phones. The price has risen sharply. On the contrary, Apple has a low-cost phone in the person of the iPhone 11. Now, let’s go to the topic of this discussion which bothers on how prices of android help iPhone popularity.
Prices of Major Android High-End Devices in 2020
Now let’s enumerate the prices of the flagship phones of the three mainstream Android mobile phone brands, Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi, and compare the iPhone to know why Apple’s mobile phones are becoming more and more popular.
Samsung Galaxy s20 and Note20 Prices
Let’s start with Samsung. At present, Samsung has completed the release of two high-end machine series this year. The first one is the galaxy S20 and Note20. The S20 series is divided into three variants. The standard version starts at $999, and it has the lowest specifications. The galaxy s20 Ultra version exceeds $1490 in price.
When you compare these prices with the first-generation S10 series, the price has suddenly geometrically. After the s20 series is the Note20 series, the starting price exceeds $999, and the highest configuration reaches $1300. Compared with the Note10 series, the price is increased by more than $300.
Prices of High-End Huawei Mobile Phones
The second is Huawei. The P40 series was released in the first half of this year. The P40 configuration is not so much enthralling, which is only equivalent to Xiaomi’s $300 mobile phone. But, the starting price is as high as $700. In addition, the starting price of P40Pro reaches $900, the top configuration breaks through $1100, and the version with 100x zoom version sells for as much as $1200.
Now, Huawei will soon release the Mate40 series. It is reported that the starting price of the standard version is close to $750 and the 100x zoom version will exceed $1300
Do We Have High-End Xiaomi Phones?
Finally, let’s talk about Xiaomi. Although Xiaomi mobile phones are known as the king of cost-effectiveness, they have entered the high-end market this year. The price of flagship phones has also risen all the way. It was released not long ago. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Edition has a starting price of 5,299 yuan, and the top version has a price of 6,999 yuan. It can be seen that after Xiaomi separated Redmi, the price of Xiaomi’s flagship phone is no longer moving.
Prices of Android help iPhone Popularity: Price Comparison
On the other hand, starting with the iPhone XR, the price of the new phone will either remain unchanged or reduce the price. The iPhone 11 starts at $699. The major platforms continue to cut prices. Today, the price is only more than $600, which is much lower than the above-mentioned Android flagship phones.
It is undeniable that the soaring prices of these Android flagship phones have brought about a big increase in the demands for the iPhone 11 series which in itself is not low in the configuration. We should also remember that Apple iPhones offer longer service life, smoother system, and more powerful performance.
From the comment data of major e-commerce platforms like Amazon, it can be seen that the sales of iPhone 11 alone are more than the combined sales of other high-end Android devices.
This is the result of the sudden price increase of the Android flagship device so that many people would rather Buying the Apple 8 revised iPhoneSE and not buying the Android flagship shows how unacceptable consumers are to any sudden price increase by Android phone manufacturers.
So what do you think about Android phone manufacturers’ choice to increase prices and Apple’s choice to cut prices?