Anonymous, 19 Jun 2020Sizes of these phones are getting crazy...True, to small...
Crackling Doom, 19 Jun 2020Actually, it makes the most sense.
4G phones will have dropped in price, so they will be mo... moreNope, it is indeed doesn't make sense...
Why? because at that time (end of 2020), 5G phone will be more cheap, with more appealing specs; I predict that Dimensity 800 & 600 series (rumor said it'll be more affordable 5G SoC with appealing specs).
Ever heard SD800/801?
It was one of early adopter of 4G-capable modem and it was one of the most used SoC back then where 3G was still happening & 4G infrastructure was still scarce.
In short, it was all about future-proof.
To me, those people buying 5G-capable phone are not because of the '5G', but because the SoC itself is appealing; SD765 is quite popular, as it has #2 most powerful GPU.
The same also applied to Dimensity 800 & 1000 series; powerful CPU & GPU with the latest 7nm fabrication which ensure better battery usage, and affordable enough to be available in phone with 200$ - 350$ price tag, is no joke.
The question: anyone sane enough to buy 'near outdated' 4G phone which price will be drastically flop like 3G phones in the past?
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2020By the end of 2020
it doesn't make sense to buy 4G phone.Actually, it makes the most sense.
4G phones will have dropped in price, so they will be more affordable. Not to mention 5G needs a few more years before it really takes off. It makes no sense to buy a 5G phone right now (or near the end of 2020) when you won't be able to use the full capabilities of the phone. It's like buying a Lamborghini in a town where 40 miles per hour is the max speed limit.
Would still rather get the Nova 5T for about the same price.
abigfanoftechs, 19 Jun 2020NO. Google battery draining services will need to be installed manually.The spying and tracking tend to use a lot of battery power.
Meekrose, 19 Jun 2020Please will the phone support Google play store ?Yes but you have to install it manually
MasEnha, 19 Jun 2020I'm waiting for Redmi to use Dimensity. The price presented is good, but it will steep on loca... moreRedmi is already using the dimensity...
The redmi 10x series
Mediatek is absolutely crushing it
I'm waiting for Redmi to use Dimensity. The price presented is good, but it will steep on local market.
Meekrose, 19 Jun 2020Please will the phone support Google play store ?NO.
Google battery draining services will need to be installed manually.