The Premium Smartphones

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

As the smartphone industry stands, competing in components that are mass-produced, outsourced, or have low production costs have become the trend. Asian manufacturers such as Oppo, Xiaomi, and their related companies such as RedMi, RealMe, Vivo, and Pocophone have brought down compelling specifications at a much lower price. Features such as the latest Snapdragon SOC (System On a Chip), or a high definition edge to edge OLED/LCD display, multiple camera systems and premium looking designs are much more common now in mid-range priced phones than they used to be.

The trend in many ways could be attributed to OnePlus who started bringing down the price of phones with flagship specifications, but now since OnePlus’ new phones are marketed as premium phones themselves, one must ask the question, what makes a phone premium anymore?