Should We Shift Our Attention From Foldable To Phones Like OnePlus 8

April 17, 2020, Kathmandu

Many tech companies have been shifting their attention to foldable phones. The year 2019 was all about foldable and ridiculously expensive phones. But this year, we got to see smartphones like iPhone SE and OnePlus 8.

While phones are getting advanced and better than ever, this might not be the correct time to follow the futuristic phone. After the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been cancelation in significant tech events like MWC 2020. New devices are also announced through press releases rather than significant events and press conferences.

Not just that, the outbreak has affected many people’s livelihood, at the time of the pandemic, bringing out high-end super expensive smartphones might not be a  good idea. Phones like iPhone SE 2020 and OnePlus 8, which can provide flagship-level specs at low prices, can become what people need.

As the unemployment rate is surging and businesses closed down, the brand new smartphone with the price range of $399 to $699 can be the most reasonable product to buy. Due to the outbreak, expenses have become a significant issue, and no one would like to spend on foldable that can cost more than $1200.

Recently released, these two products’ main features have become an affordable price.

Apples’ new iPhone SE

Coming this from One Plus was not much of a surprise, but the release of iPhone SE has undoubtedly made us shocked. Apple’s new product has become the cheapest iPhone.

iPhone SE 2020 is aluminum designed with a 4.7″ Retina HD display. It uses the A13 Bionic chipset, the same used in the iPhone 11 model. The product has its 12Mp (f/1.8) rear-facing camera with flash capable of taking 4K video. 7Mp (f/2.2) front-facing camera.

While most specs are similar to any other flagship smartphones in the market, iPhone SE 2020 is an excellent smartphone with an affordable price tag.

The iPhone SE 2020 release date is set for Friday, April 24. Pre-orders are supposed to be opening on Friday, April 17, and going live at 5 am PDT / 8 am EDT / 1 pm BST.

Classic OnePlus 8

OnePlus released two brand new products in the market. With the OnePlus eight pro, which is a flagship smartphone, the OnePlus eight is not much rich in spec compared to it.

The OnePlus 8 was launched on April 14, with the price tag $699 for its 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The OnePlus 8 with a screen of 6.55″ display is Fluid AMOLED and has a resolution of 1080 x 2400. The OnePlus 8 has three rear cameras, 48MP as a principal, 16MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro snapper and 16MP front camera.

OnePlus eight also provides specs similar to flagship phones but with a much lower price. OnePlus is also 5G capable and is the cheap 5G phone in some markets.

Was this a better idea?

Foldables are considered as the future of smartphones, but at what cost? We can still work for foldable, but this time calls for a different approach.

These strategies of different companies to provide customers with high-end specs but with the low price is a great idea. These smartphones couldn’t launch at a better time.

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Mina Aryal is a Nepali tech journalist and media expert. She is currently the chief editor of ICT Frame, a leading online tech media outlet in Nepal that covers topics such as technology, business, and entrepreneurship. Aryal has been involved in the field of tech journalism for over a decade and has covered various topics such as internet governance, cybersecurity, e-commerce, and startup ecosystems. She has also been involved in organizing and promoting tech events in Nepal to bring together tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and investors to discuss and collaborate on various topics related to the tech industry. Aryal is considered one of the most influential tech journalists in Nepal and has been recognized for her contributions to the field.


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