This year is the new era where most of the smartphone manufacturers raising the competition by beefing a big upgrade in terms of the overall quality and performance of their flagship products.
Samsung’s latest iteration of Galaxy Note doesn’t heat up and explode, Apple’s newest addition to their smartphone line iPhone X has a radically distinctive design, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has a fascinating all-screen front panel and latest SoC chipset, and LG’s V30 has a number of avant-garde technologies. If you are a tech enthusiast, has a deep affection for latest technology this relentless leap toward faster performance, better quality, and appealing smartphones. But one thing that’s different about the best flagship handsets for this year is that the price of every phone — which is accounted to the R&D of design, next-generation components and among others — is going up.
The larger of the Apple’s line last year, iPhone 7 Plus, ranged in retail price from $769 for the base model to $969 for the highest storage capacity, and the Cupertino has primed it with 2017’s $999 iPhone X. The Galaxy Note 7 — which has indefinitely been discontinued and recalled worldwide last year — was priced at $849 when it was initially hit the market, but now the successor Note 8 will cost consumer a whopping $930 for an entry level model.
Flagship smartphones are getting pricier, more expensive than a mid-range laptops
The Google’s second endeavor in entering the mobile hardware market after moving from the Nexus line, the original Pixel phones were first launched last year. The larger Google Pixel XL from the previous year was priced at $769 or $869, depending on the internal storage capacity, and this week’s massive leaks hinted us that the second-generation Pixel XL 2 will hit the shelves with $849 and $949 price tags for 64GB and 128GB, respectively.
The sales tax plays a major factor in not only in the consumer electronics but also in every product being sold and it will forever be glued in each item we purchase. But we’ll be focusing of course in smartphone. The more advanced mobile technology is the more the OEMs shell out money for the research and development expenditures and investments. Meaning, those expenditures by the manufacturers will then be disbursed from the consumers by making their device more expensive. An incremental improvements on their handset devices has become slow and expensive as usual, so if the consumers will continue to demand on getting an upgrades and improvements on an annual cycle, then the consumers should welcome that some of the soaring price of their electronic products will ooze down to consumers.
Some of major players in the mobile industry in the United States and across the globe — Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC and Google — will each be offering you a wide diversity of ways to shell out your hard-earned salary on your next smartphone.
Samsung has a unique way to lure the consumers, the South Korean technology giant is bundling its flagship smartphone with an in-house accessories. Last year, Samsung was offering the Galaxy S7 with a smartwatch freebie for preorders. For this year, the company offered DeX desktop dock or Gear 360 camera for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 devices.
For the Cupertino-based firm part, the iPhone X’s OLED display from its rival Samsung is surely an expensive core hardware, most certainly when we consider the South Korean’s likely unwillingness to split an exclusive piece of component with its biggest nemesis in the mobile industry. The search giant company and its new Pixel XL 2 is widely anticipated to have an usually hard to produce OLED display with chop off side-to-side bezels.
The loyalty of Apple fans are celebrated as to the Samsung’s but not as legendary as the former. A powerful brand is essentially vital, a brand name that’s distinctively glued with the word quality and premium.
As to the LG Electronics and Xiaomi, their price increase were a relatively little as compare to the likes of Samsung Apple and Google. Both LG and Xiaomi as well as other Asian OEMs know their part in this crowded mobile industry is to deliver that sort of iPhone-esque experience at a significant part of the full iPhone’s hefty retail price. Both the Mi Mix 2 and LG V30 have a very iPhone feel on the hands, both have dual cameras like larger versions of iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 as well as the iPhone X.
The consumers, who does practically care where their money will go to, still have a wide variety of options that can keep them well pleased without spending too much money to new technology. The premium flagship market is without a question skyrocketing, and the consumers are going to see more in the next decades or centuries than we used to enjoy.
The iPhone X is the Apple’s most expensive smartphone to date, similar to the Samsung’s Note 8. For Google’s Pixel XL 2, 64GB base model is reportedly cost customer a $849, while the 128GB will be available for a whopping $949.
This Generation Z is the post-PC era where smartphones are simply that most vital to our day-to-day living, that’s essential. Most consumers have a single smartphone for personal use as they do for business. It’s simply a computing machine that fits into our pocket is not the most insane way to lavish a whopping $1,000.