This has been one of the years most interesting in regards to mobile telephony, not only because artificial intelligence has taken an important role in smartphones, but because in 2018 has reached a new barrier price, as Samsung and Apple already have teams of 30 thousand pesos or more, which has led other brands to redefine what should be a high-end machine, that is to say, with specifications and top, but with a price between 2 and 4 times lower than that of the more expensive models of Samsung and Apple.
There lies the importance of Huawei and Xiaomi, which although are not the only ones who are doing it, are the best international deployment have, so that we can enjoy with ease of their phones in many parts of the world where it is not sold officially neither OnePlus, OPPO or Vivo.
This year, Huawei entered the major leagues with a team that didn’t have to envy nothing to the most important, but, on the contrary, many would envy the processor with NPU, its back camera triple or its design and elegance, something that the brand had not achieved in years past.
In fact, Huawei is winning the prizes that were normally won by Samsung, as the EISA, and I would not be surprised that in the Mobile World Congress, the Mate 20 to win the title for best phone of the year despite having rivals such as the Note 9, S9+, Pixel 3, LG V40 ThinQ and the very iPhone XS.
Innovation and price: the formula of the chinese
Although for many people no one is going to overcome the innovation that the iPhone showed for many years, the reality is that today the brands that are driving true innovation are the chinese, led by Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo.
Examples of this are the triple chamber of the P20 Pro, front-facing camera, slide out of the LIVE Nex system, the retractable rear camera of the OPPO Find X, or the screen slider of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3.
If we add to this that your more advanced computers are more expensive than those of its competition, since it is clear that people will always look to have the best of the market for the lowest price, and in the case of Latin america, that it is accomplishing Huawei and Xiaomi.
Redefining the high-end
If there is an element very marked in the high range that is the specifications top and its high cost, well, in this case we see that Xiaomi and Huawei are launching equipment with high-end features to mid-range price, which brings us to the dilemma of always, what defines a team of mid-range and other high-end?…do your characteristics and experience of use, or your price?
Clear example of a phone high-end to mid-range price is the PocoPhone F1, which has the best processor of Qualcomm of the market, a battery-outstanding, a camera that rivals even the Pixel 2 and Galaxy S9, and all of that for a mid-range price, that is to say, little more than twice the cost of the Pixel 2, and S9.
Honor the Play of Huawei is a case very similar, and perhaps the only complaint is that both teams do not comply with the trend in design of other high range, that is to say, the body of glass and to touch sensation is different. However, Huawei solves it with the Nova 3, which is again a high-end in every rule (even in design), but with a mid-range price high.
For its part, Xiaomi fix the problem with My 8 IS that while it does not have a Snapdragon 845, yes it has a Snapdragon 710, which also has a outstanding performance, so that today we can have a phone that stands out for its performance without having to pay over 15 thousand dollars for him, and that is something that is calling attention to a lot of people in the world.
I think that between 2 and 5 years, Huawei and Xiaomi will be the leaders of the market, it all depends on that make their rivals like Samsung or LG, but as things are going, it is likely that Huawei will become the brand new benchmark of Android, since today enjoys the south Korean Samsung.
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