Why aren't smartphones more expensive?

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ChuckTa Senior Member • Posts: 1,477
Re: Why aren't smartphones more expensive?

Rambow wrote:

I was shocked to see that the Iphone 11 Pro sells now for only ~$1000. Same applies for the samsung s20 pro on the US market. The upcoming S20 ultra with 108mpx sensor and 100x zoom will only cost 1400 dollars. That's a huge bargain(think how much would a 100x zoom lens for your existing camera cost).

Why are these camera phones so cheap? I'm sure most existing clients wouldn't mind paying double for one of them.

After all, they have state of the art cameras, computational photography, high resolution displays etc. Surely all that technology is worth more than a thousand dollars.

How much would you be willing to pay for the latest and best equipped version of the iphone/samsung galaxy s?

Xiaomi Note 10 pro also has 108mp 1.33" sensor, ultrawide, 2 x tele (50mm), and 5x tele and cost $449 usd. If camera is your only criteria, you are over paying Iphone and Samsung.

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