In light of its potential price increase, who could be the next Xiaomi? - Android Authority

In light of its potential price increase, who could be the next Xiaomi?  Android AuthorityXiaomi is arguably the budget smartphone king right now, but the company confirmed that it could potentially hike the price of its smartphones in the near future.

In light of its potential price increase, who could be the next Xiaomi? - Android Authority

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It seems inevitable that a smartphone darling slowly creeps up its prices over time, as it makes a name for itself and attempts to turn a tidy profit. This happened to , as it hiked its pricing from the days and never looked back, and is another OEM that sought to adopt this strategy.

It now looks like the same thing could potentially happen to , as its CEO recently said the company in the near future. This is far from a guarantee of a price hike across its portfolio, but it does make us wonder who could step in to fill the budget kingpin void. The first company that comes to mind is .

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The former Oppo-owned sub-brand made a massive splash in India in the past year, as its delivered great specs for a ~$110 starting price. The company then swiftly followed up with products like the series, the , and the selfie-focused . Best of all, these devices all have starting prices of ~$200 or lower.

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