What ever happened to the $200 smartphone? (Podcast)

Remember when pretty much every smartphone on the planet was priced $200 with a plan? Those were the good ol’ days, right? What happened? Why are phones now routinely approaching $800-$1,000 for a name brand flagship?

Is next-generation technology like AI, 5G, foldable displays, or desktop mode software worth the extra money to you? Phone makers sure hope so; they’re not going to slow down on innovation.

As we’ve seen in a number of reports, consumers are largely content to hold onto their current phone for longer periods. Moreover, we know plenty of people who would rather buy last year’s model when the new one arrives. Does that sound like you?

We recently recorded an episode of the AndroidGuys podcast where we discuss these questions. You can listen to it using the player below.

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