There shouldn’t be a subsequent price shock, which is why people are already talking about the next price hike.
In the coming weeks and months, the first smartphones with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be launched and there are many improvements The next significantly bigger leap will only happen with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, which will be available from October 2024. However, now there was some bad news.
The huge leap promised for the upcoming chipset will also be felt in the wallet. As a person from Qualcomm brazenly announced, the new flagship smartphone will probably become more expensive from the end of 2024.
Custom-made CPU cores can increase the price
“We expect the (Snapdragon 8) Gen 4 to go up in price because we’re really pushing for amazing performance,” a spokesperson told us. Android Authority And thus preparing us very “gently” for the next price hike. We are approaching 1,500 euros.
Top models with Qualcomm’s current high-end chipset usually cost around 1,000 euros and more. This means that OEMs like Google can base themselves on these prices, even though they don’t have a Snapdragon in them. Many customers will feel the impact.
Galaxy S25 Ultra and all higher models of Xiaomi 15 series may be directly affected.