Smartphone prices skyrocket as fewer and fewer devices are sold
It seems that consumers who want to switch devices are going to have to scratch their pockets more than a few years ago. According to a report by the consultancy CounterPoint, lthe sale of smartphones fell by 4% in 2018, while the average sale price increased by 9%. And it is that the iPhone X, the first to reach a price of a thousand dollars, has been followed by other models of Apple, and also of the higher ranges that use the operating system Android, with a similar cost.
This price increase is noticeable in the most ambitious technological proposals, but also in the mid-range, as the consultancy firm points out in its report. In this way, the latest innovations implemented in the devices, such as the materials used, cameras with multiple lenses, curved screens, more powerful processors or the introduction of artificial intelligence, have ended up causing a price increase.
As can be seen from this study, sales will continue to decline in the future. At least in the case of Apple. According to the consultant, the Cupertino company’s sales decreased by 20% in the first quarter of 2019, which resulted in an 8% drop overall in the firm’s highest-end mobiles. In that period, Samsung monopolized a quarter of the global market.
The South Korean company will try to continue its upward trend thanks to the release of the next Galaxy Note 10, which will be presented on August 7. Samsung is also working on the future Galaxy Fold, the folding device that technology has been developing for years and that is giving it more of a headache.