Redmi flagship confirmed to arrive as the K20

14 May 2019
The flagship killer moniker is back but this time from Redmi.

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  • Anonymous

[deleted post]As one with some connections with ODM/OEMs, I can pretty much said the difference between Apple / Huawei / Xiaomi (what not) is the additional quality check and raw material quality throw in during assembly. Apple tax counts for the additional quality check of the supplied parts as well as final QA process and hours apply to set apple devices compare to other devices. But such cost does not amount to more than 8% of over all costs in a phones bottomline. Hence If Huawei is charging roughly apple level price, they be likely paying similar QA and part quality as apple. Most of all flagships are made by first level ODM, same factory would be making apple at another building.

Anonymous, 14 May 2019At least when it comes to Apple, there can be no arguments,... morewell i dunno about that. i hate apple and their ios tho. but as someone in banking and finance, what i think that ppl mostly pay for apple is the name, ie apple itself, in our terms it is mostly like goodwill or a kind of intangible asset. to wit from corporate finance institute:

"In accounting, goodwill is an intangible asset. The concept of goodwill comes into play when a company (us the buyers) looking to acquire another company(apple products) is willing to pay a price significantly higher than the fair market value.

"The elements or factors that make up the intangible asset of goodwill are comprised of things such as a companyÂ’s good reputation, a solid (loyal) customer or client base, brand identity and recognition, an especially talented workforce, and proprietary technology. These things are, in fact, valuable assets of a company, however, they are not tangible (physical) assets, nor can their value be precisely quantified."



im not defending apple, i hate that fruit. but probably its the perceived value that those loyal apple fans put to apple that the fruit took advantage to justify the increase in their prices.

  • Donnie

Good to see more competition for the overpriced iPhone, Samsung and Huawei(also including One Plus 7 Pro from this year) flagship devices. Overpriced is definitely used correctly in this context since each of these flagships has very high profit margin. A simple research can easily provide you this fact.

  • Anonymous

Redmi want to kill Honor 20, but Qualcomm can't offer 855 too much evey mouth, so only Pro version will be powered 855, K20 can't kill honor 20 by shipment in China, they only kill their own Mi 9.

  • Carol

Martin, 14 May 2019Ok battle this K20 vs Oneplus 7 Pro!! I wait on both!! Who ... moreNokia 3310

  • Anonymous

SpiritWolf, 14 May 2019Got my P30 Pro for 720 euros. Perfectly happy with both the... moreWell good for you. I personally wouldn't buy it even for 300 EUR.
Flagships 20 years ago were absolute champions at everything. Today's flagships? Most have extremely poor batteries (P30 pro is decent in this department, yes), all lack 3.5mm jacks, most have Fragile and uncomfortable Edge displays and iPhones...well i could write all day about their disadvantages.

  • nxn

blueglue, 14 May 2019One plus 7 shall come out with flying colors. 1. It has ... moreAnd twice the price!

realitychecker, 14 May 2019another one. im an accountant so please elaborate. how were... moreYou can pay also 3.000 Euros for a smartphone, if it makes you feel better, but that smartphone doesn't increase in value just because you paid a premium of 2500,-. You would do much better to donate that 2500 euros to a charity then to give it to some very rich Apple/Samsung/Huawei shareholder! Just saying.

As long as there is enough iSheeps/sSheeps/hSheeps, then Apple/Samsung/Huawei are goining to continue to be suckerssssss!

Anonymous, 14 May 2019LOL someone is bitter over getting ripped off with an overp... moreGot my P30 Pro for 720 euros. Perfectly happy with both the phone and the price. I wouldn't call it overpriced. Quality flagships (like Nokia N95, N8 etc) all used to cost around 600 euros when they came out over 20 years ago. And euro nowadays is much weaker than back then thanks to inflation.

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]LOL i bought my Redmi for 200 Euro and my cousin paid 1000 euro for her iPhone. 1.5 year later, my Redmi still works as new despite all the abuse it too. My cousin's iPhone showed a defect on its third month. Meanwhile, i also have better battery, 3.5mm jack, second sim slot and much more functional OS. But i guess reality doesn't count.

Martin, 14 May 2019Ok battle this K20 vs Oneplus 7 Pro!! I wait on both!! Who ... moreOne plus 7 shall come out with flying colors.

1. It has better brand recognition globally.
2. Has cleaner software
3. Build quality of their devices is top notch, so far
4. better at marketing than redmi

  • Bewildered

AsurasWrath, 14 May 2019My predictions. This phone will cost 30,000 Indian Rupee e... moreGlobal release is one problem, which first the phone must be able to be used in any country.

Second network support, having a phone available on your network is a step up, the phone is available on contract so "free" advertising with this you essentially buy the phone over the length of the contract, on display in Network Operated stores

Verizon literally put the first nail in Microsoft Lumia phone, the Lumia 950 was a flagship phone with specs far better than the first Google Pixel phone, however Verizon (CDMA) refused to support it despite it being on AT&T and popular despite being niche

The flash sales on say Xiaomi means the cost of the phone is paid upfront, the upfront cost is a major deterrent, and one Far East phone company us looking at financing to break into the US market, this means a sim only contract an phone purchase contract.

Only if the phone had killer specs for a fraction of the price of a similar spec phone will make many change, literally once in a phone shop many will make purchase, the astute will check out Amazon or other online.
$50 difference is enough for me to buy an unlocked phone.

This phone Imo will be 5G enabled it makes little sense to be 4G using the latest Qualcomm SoC

Anonymous, 14 May 2019At least when ot comes to Apple, it's undisputed fact, thei... morei dunno about that but i do never liked apple. i love the hardware, but ios is not for me.

  • Anonymous

realitychecker, 14 May 2019so this thread is for xiaomi fans only? great. i never knew... moreAt least when ot comes to Apple, it's undisputed fact, their phones are extremely overpriced as they make five! time more profit per unit than Samsung. At least in 2017, from what i can find.

  • Anonymous

realitychecker, 14 May 2019so this thread is for xiaomi fans only? great. i never knew... moreAt least when it comes to Apple, there can be no arguments, their phones are EXTREMELY overpriced:
https://www.moneylife.in/article/apple-earns-five-times-higher-per-unit-profit-than-samsung/52608.html

  • Baka Haram

Looks like huawei will cry

Anonymous, 14 May 2019Emm, aren't you forgetting something? If you don't like Xia... moreso this thread is for xiaomi fans only? great. i never knew gsmarena has some chatrooms now. i was just triggered coz the other guy said the flagship are overpriced. they are super expensive. but some ppl just dont know the difference between expensive and overpriced.

  • Brandon Breyer

I want a compact flagship from redmi

  • Anonymous

realitychecker, 14 May 2019we have a differing points my friend. i can afford those fl... moreEmm, aren't you forgetting something? If you don't like Xiaomi, you have no place in this thread (Well unless you're prepared to take some heat) so you're the troll here. No need to cry over other trolling you back.

Modest Mind, 14 May 2019Just to be clear, I can afford a smartphone even if it cost... moreanother one. im an accountant so please elaborate. how were you able to say those are overpriced? but yes they are overly expensive. but to say they are overpriced? you must have the actual, genuine and complete manufacturing costs of these from components top to bottom as well other indirect costs like overheads, storage, output depreciation, goodwill, royalties, certifications, licenses, marketing, legal, labor and much more.