This is why flagship #5G #Android phones will rise in price next year
17:25, Wednesday, 01 July, 2020
Android phone manufacturers might have to make a big decision on the pricing of their flagship models next year. According to a post on a Korean message board (via WCCFtech), the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 Mobile Platform is going to cost $250 for each unit. The chip has an integrated Snapdragon X60 5G modem that supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G signals. If the rumor is legit, and frankly we would take it with a grain of salt, the $250 price for the Snapdragon 875 is about $100 higher than the $150-$160 price of Qualcomm's current flagship, the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform. While the tweet isn't clear, it appears that this pricing includes a separate Snapdragon X55 5G modem that isn't integrated with the 865 but is added to it for phones that work over 5G networks.