Today Xiaomi remains one of the great players in the smartphone sector, and is also one of the companies that best value for money offers in all its terminals, regardless of the range in which we look.
It is true that, with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 10, there has been a significant increase in the sale price which the Chinese company had us used to, but it is understandable, since, as many of our readers will remember, it is due, in good measure, to the high cost of joining a Snapdragon 865 SoC and a Snapdragon X55 5G modem.
Xiaomi has not forgotten the importance of smartphones with a low price and a good value of benefits and has set, as one of its most important objectives, launch a smartphone with 5G connectivity for less than $ 150 before the end of 2020. It is a very ambitious goal that will contribute to popularizing and democratize the 5G standard.
We do not yet know the specifications that said smartphone will have, but it is worth thinking about a lower-middle-range configuration with a Snapdragon 700 series SoC, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage capacity. Keep in mind that this is just one of the many possibilities that Xiaomi has at its disposal, since the Chinese giant could also choose to use chips from other manufacturers.
Xiaomi also works on a flexible smartphone with a shell-like format
In addition to that cheap 5G smartphone (there is talk of an exchange price of $ 141), Xiaomi has in development a flexible smartphone with a horizontal folding screen It will have a similar design to what we have seen in the Galaxy Z Flip, in fact it is said that Samsung will be the provider of Xiaomi screens to create said terminal.
It is expected to enter the mass production phase in the middle of this year and come with a hardware configuration typical of the upper-middle range. This suggests that you could mount a Snapdragon 765G SoC instead of a Snapdragon 865, all to reduce the sale price noticeably without having to compromise on a good level of performance.
It is curious the enormous weight that the Snapdragon 865 SoC and the Snapdragon X55 modem are having on the cost of new generation smartphones, and the impact this has had on the demand for the Snapdragon 765G, a chip that offers performance and benefits. very good and what It is more than enough to meet the needs of most users.