The difference in average price between the smartphones of Apple and Samsung increased to a record level of $465. Such data are the resource, The Investor, referring to the research company Strategy Analytics.
In the IV quarter of 2016 the average price of iPhone was $692, while Samsung smartphones, the average cost is only $227. In both cases we considered only models that can work in LTE networks. When assessing the average price of smartphones by two manufacturers in the calculation did not take the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Last fall, Samsung was forced to recall its flagship phone Galaxy Note 7, which is reflected in the average price of South Korean pipes. However, analysts believe that the price difference between the smartphone will continue to increase.
According to IDC, in 2015, the average iPhone selling price was $670 vs $141, $231, $213, $208 devices from Chinese manufacturers — Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei and Vivo, respectively.
Apple supported the average price of its mobile devices above $600 in 2012, when the price of Samsung smartphones was $438. Since the Korean company released to the market a large number of budget phones, which reduced the average cost of smartphones.