As you may have noticed in our previous articles, Xiaomi for the first time ever removed the price cap at his flagship smartphone.
According to the company's CEO, it is with this step that the company would like to focus on even better technologies integrated into the device. However, how is it compared to its predecessor Xiaomi Mi 9?
Price jump against Mi 9
News Xiaomi Mi 10 in its basic configuration should be sold on the domestic market for around 3999 yuan, which is around 530 eur / 13 100 CZK. Although we do not know the specific European official award, it is assumed that it will simply be higher.
One of the biggest reasons for the increase, mentioned by a Xiaomi representative, is the move from the Snapdragon 855 chipset (with 4G support) to Snapdragon 865 and 5G. In fact, it costs a new chipset and a 5G modem doubled the cost compared to the last Snapdragon 855.
In the media, too Lei Jun as CEO of Xiaomi, said that the aforementioned Snapdragon 865 and 5G support add up to $ 70 in addition to the final price of the smartphone. And this is already a relatively significant item.
As also stated Lu Weibing, the director of the Redmi brand, another major reason for the price increase was the transition to a double - curved and 90 Hz OLED screen. In addition, it includes a shot in the display with a front camera, the price is reportedly double compared to the screen of the Mi 9 model.
The display itself is extra one of the most expensive components of the whole smartphone.
RAM also saw a 20% increase in costs. This is a consequence of using the latest generation of memory type L instead of the older type LPDDR4. Finally, the addition of additional cameras, a 108 MPx sensor, dual OIS or a larger battery, faster charging, cooling and design costs also contributed to the significantly more expensive price of the flagship Mi 10.
Xiaomi wanted to create a real premium smartphone without compromising on price. In addition, with a price of up to € 550, it can compete, for example, with the latest Galaxy S20, which in the basic version costs € 899. In 10, the Mi 2020 will be an extremely competitive smartphone, with which Xiaomi will once again prove its excellent pricing policy.
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