Xiaomi Mi 8 Could Be The Last Cheap Flagship of Company
Now at the peak of the New Year purchase season, Xiaomi has also carried out the promotion of the New Year Festival. At this event, many of Xiaomi’s products are undergoing price reduction promotions, and the Xiaomi Mi 8 is one of the most eye-catching parts of the promotion.
It is reported that the Xiaomi Mi 8 has a price reduction of 200 yuan ($29), which is way lower than the 2,299 yuan ($340) before the price cut, and it has won back the throne of the cheapest Snapdragon 845 smartphone. However, while being priced at so low price tag, Xiaomi also poured a ‘cool water’ on everyone. According to the introduction of the product director of Xiaomi Company, Wang Teng, there will be no such cheap price for the Xiaomi Mi 8 in the future.
Simply put, the price of Xiaomi smartphones may rise. At the same time, as the prices rise, Xiaomi’s revenue will also increase, which will enable Xiaomi to have more funds to invest in R&D and design, and bring consumers a veritable ‘black technology’.
However, if you need a price/performance ratio, the ‘recently-freed’ Redmi brand may be more suitable for you. After the independence of the Redmi brand, Lei Jun once said that it will pursue the ultimate cost performance. The Redmi Note 7 launched a few days ago is a good example of this.
However, the models that can be selected from Redmi are still relatively few. If you have a demand for the ultimate performance, the current product of Redmi may not be enough. However, Lei Jun has said that Redmi will also launch the flagship smartphone equipped with the Snapdragon 855. From the current development strategy, the next time you board the cheapest Snapdragon 855 smartphone throne, it may not be Xiaomi, but Redmi.