As the year is coming to an end, I am slowly starting to prepare summaries, summaries and rankings. It is not easy.
Many of the best 2021 smartphones are simply gone
One of the most pleasantly remembered smartphones of the passing year is the realme 8 Pro. It hit the market in April, cost PLN 1199 and tempted with a nice 108 Mpix camera with an excellent digital zoom. Today & hairsp; – & hairsp; only a few months after the sale of & hairsp; – & hairsp; is virtually impossible to buy.
The competing Redmi Note 10 Pro, which also had a 108 Mpix camera, and a telemakro lens, 120 hertz AMOLED and stereo speakers, promised to be this year’s king of profitability. Although it is still available in Polish stores, its price has increased from PLN 1,299 to PLN 1,599. And this already puts the reasonableness of the purchase into a big question mark.
The Samsung Galaxy A52 also made a very good impression on me. Shortly after the presentation of the test, however, you flooded us with news about the lack of availability in Poland. The manufacturer was aware of the problem, because a few months later he launched a variant called A52s with a different processor.
The common denominator of all problems? Limited availability of chips, which affects virtually all manufacturers of consumer electronics. As a result of the crisis, it is the most difficult to buy the best-priced and most salable products. If the supply is small and the demand is high, the warehouses are cleared to zero and / or prices go up.
In 2022, you will have to be careful when buying a phone
Analysts predict that the chip crisis will not end soon and we will be grappling with its consequences in 2022.
If someone sharpens their teeth on a smartphone that collects good reviews and is reasonably priced, history teaches that it is not worth delaying the purchase decision. The best deals go away quickly.
There is also a risk that in 2022 the market will be flooded with smartphones that will be … worse than their predecessors
According to Counterpoint data, in the third quarter of 2021, Unisoc increased its market share for smartphone chips from 4 to 10 percent. This is a 2.5-fold increase year on year, which is an unprecedented result.
Unisoc is a supplier of mobile systems not very popular in our part of the world, which are not the best on the market. However, it is clear that in the face of the crisis, many manufacturers are not picky, but take whatever they can put into a phone to sell it.
And this approach justifies fears that some of the upcoming phones may have worse components than previous generations. This applies not only to performance, because the rising prices of chips may make manufacturers bolder to look for savings elsewhere, e.g. by using inferior displays or cameras.
People who plan to buy a new phone in 2022 should be careful.
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