With new smartphone technologies emerging quite often, a phone nowadays becomes obsolete much earlier than it used to become a few years ago. Companies also started making some concept devices with all the latest tech they got to flex about what all they can do. These devices are difficult to mass-produce, and one of the major reasons they never get released is their high price that most people aren’t willing to pay. Apple was the first brand to launch a smartphone above $1000. Samsung later pretty much changed the game by launching the Galaxy Fold with a foldable display, priced at $2000! It was the first phone one could buy with a foldable display, and also the first mass-produced phone with such a hefty price tag. Huawei also then launched Huawei Mate X with a foldable display for around $2500(converted from CNY). Then came the Moto Razr with a folding screen but a different concept, priced at around $1500! Now it is almost safe to assume that we might see some more phones getting launched for a price tag above $2000.
SellCell surveyed around 2000 people to know their thoughts on a $2000 flagship. Well, turns out that a majority of people will never buy a phone this expensive. The survey was conducted from January 6-13 this year amongst 2000+ people living in the United States. 50.1% of them were males and 49.9% were females, all aged above 18 years. If you’re not interested in getting into the details, here are some main points from the survey:
- Around 76.7% aren’t willing to buy a phone worth $2000, 15.5% have not decided yet, and just 7.8% of people are interested in buying one.
- The majority of people (62.2%) will never think of buying such an expensive phone. 5.3% are willing to buy the phone around next year, 11.5% are thinking of getting the phone in 3-4 years, and 21.1% might think of getting one after 5 years.
- Talking about the design and tech present in the phone, modular phones are the most anticipated with 48.3% votes, foldable phones get 41.1% votes and bezel-less phones get 36.2% votes.
- 29% would love to see more camera sensors in their smartphones, and around 12% of people want a phone with no ports and buttons.
- People were asked to choose some of the factors that affect them while buying a new phone. Amid the factors, battery life got 63.3% votes, photography got 53.6% votes, performance got 49% votes, the design got 47.9% votes, gaming got 37.1% votes, sound quality got 25.8% votes, and software got 31.1% votes.
- Around 56% believe that Apple is the only brand they’ll spend $2000 on, and around 27% of people are ready to get one of Samsung.
- Amongst the people ready to get a $2000 phone, 78.2% of them are Apple users, 12.8% are Samsung users, 4.5% are Google users, 2.6% are LG users, and 1.9% use phones from some other brands. Interestingly, women looked more interested in buying expensive phones.
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