New platform plus new components and technologies
About a week ago, data appeared that the next top-end single-chip platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will significantly rise in price. Subsequently, these rumors were refuted, but new information appears on the web that the flagships will nevertheless rise in price.
Not only 100 W charging, but also new optics like the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
New details came from the forecast, which would seem to have nothing to do with the Android world. According to Tianfeng International analyst Guo Mingji, China will begin production of 8-element iPhone 12 Pro Max lenses in China soon. Their cost is $ 5-5.5 versus $ 1.8-2.4, which they are asking for a smartphone lens of 7 elements now. It should be noted that 7 elements are a lot. In fact, these are the current flagship lenses. The addition of another glass will make the lens more fast aperture, hence the rise in price.
So, according to the same analyst, eight-element lenses will appear first in the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and then in the flagships on the Snapdragon 875 platform and running Android (their mass production will begin at the end of this year – the beginning of next). Thus, the second rise in price has already appeared: the first is a 100 W charge, the second is an eight-element lens, which costs twice as much as usual in the purchase. On the other hand, the functions and components of smartphones will improve markedly, so the rise in price is not a banal allowance for air in the box.