Consumers who bought a flagship device that is powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, see themselves paying a huge deal partly in part of the chipset’s high price. The problem with pricing will only start from there as new report claims that flagships for 2021 could see higher price tag.
One specific case is Xiaomi, which, according to IT Home, had signed a documentation that reveals the price for the Snapdragon 875 Mobile Platform at $250. It is said to be inclusive of both the Snapdragon X60 5G modem and the application processor.
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Comparing the Snapdragon 865’s price, which ranges between $150 to $160, the Snapdragon 875 is around $90 to $100 more expensive.
Consequently, the cost of acquiring the aforementioned Qualcomm chipset for its future devices is causing Xiaomi to go on deliberation on how to make a profit from the purchase.