During the last few years we have seen the prices of high-end smartphones rise to values unthinkable a few years ago, easily exceeding the € 1,000 threshold. In addition, we have also seen an incredible evolution in the mid-range segment, where the level of performance is getting closer and closer to the tops of the range.
If during this year it has sometimes become complicated to justify the price difference between some top of the range and the best mid-range smartphones, everything indicates that in 2021 this will be even more common. After some details about Qualcomm’s next high-end processor have been revealed, renowned leaker Roland Quandt has also revealed some information about the next mid-range.
According to the leaker, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 will arrive with incredible improvements over its predecessor, being manufactured with a 6nm lithography. Apparently, it may present performance improvements in the order of 40% (CPU) and 50% (GPU), which will be clearly reflected in the usage experience.
In addition, the leaker further advances that the new mid-range processor will support screens with an update rate of up to 120Hz, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 internal memory.
In 2021, the “Kings” will be the mid-range smartphones
Considering all the information we have received so far about the new Qualcomm processors for 2021, everything indicates that it will be increasingly difficult to justify the investment in a high-end smartphone, when the mid-range shows an incredible evolution.
Obviously, for users who have an “unlimited budget”, it will always be more advantageous to buy a top of the range. However, for those who have to consider their investments better, there seems to be no doubt that the mid-range will continue to offer much more value for money.
In addition to the major performance improvements expected on the Snapdragon 775, it is also important to remember that several rumors indicate a substantial increase in the price of the Snapdragon 875. Several rumors claim that in 2021, we will see the price of high-end smartphones jump even more than in 2020 If confirmed, it will be interesting to see how sales figures will be presented during the first half of the year.
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