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Android smartphones are getting noticeably more expensive: the reason is known

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May19,2024

Android smartphones are noticeably increasing in price: the famous reason

Information again appeared on the network that Android smartphones will increase in price.

The reason for this is the transition to the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor, which will be significantly more expensive for Qualcomm's current flagship platform. Wccftech reports this.

According to preliminary data, Gen 4 will be manufactured using TSMC's 3nm process. And although this guarantees a large increase in power, it will also lead to an increase in production costs. Insiders note that the cost of the chip will be “many times” more expensive than Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

The first smartphones based on Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will begin to appear on the market this fall. It is not known exactly how expensive the transition to a new processor will be, but you can be sure that manufacturers will pass on the additional costs to the consumer. At a minimum, the prices of the Samsung Galaxy S25, OnePlus 13, Xiaomi 15 and other top flagships will increase.

However, this could potentially mean that we should not wait for affordable Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 flagships. We are talking about devices in the $400-500 price category, which are very popular among users.

Plus, many large companies may completely cancel their flagships based on the new Qualcomm platform and switch to MediaTek.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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