Xiaomi 15 Series Price Hike: More Expensive Than Predecessor

Xiaomi 15 Series Price Hike: More Expensive Than Predecessor

The Xiaomi 15 series has been the subject of much speculation recently. Today, both the standard and Pro variants were spotted on the IMEI database, hinting at their upcoming release.

A credible source, Digital Chat Station on Weibo, mentioned that Xiaomi might face challenges in keeping the launch prices of the Xiaomi 14 series steady for its successors.

This is somewhat expected given the climbing costs of chips, memory, and other components. For instance, the Xiaomi 14 launched at CNY 3,999 (around $552) in China, while the 14 Pro started at CNY 4,999 (around $691).

Rising Prices

Internationally, the base model of the Xiaomi 14 was priced at €999 (around $1,077). According to the latest leak, it seems like the Xiaomi 15 series will be even more expensive.

Such a price increase could make Xiaomi’s phones less appealing to users, especially when brands like Samsung and Apple, with their stronger brand recognition, offer their latest flagships at similar or even lower prices.

Competitive Landscape

For example, the Galaxy S24 series ranges from $799.99 to $1,199.99 for the Ultra version. This is already more affordable than the starting price of the Xiaomi 14. So, if the Xiaomi 15 series is priced higher, it will be even more difficult for Xiaomi to compete with its rivals.

Specifications and Design

Regarding specifications, both the Xiaomi 15 and 15 Pro will feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset and a triple-camera setup on the back, each sensor having 50 megapixels.

In terms of design, they are expected to look similar to their predecessors. Xiaomi will also release a Titanium version of the Xiaomi 15 Pro with satellite communication capabilities as indicated in the IMEI listing. However, both the 15 Pro and 15 Pro Titanium are expected to be exclusive to the Chinese market, just like their predecessors.

Xiaomi 15 Series Price Hike: More Expensive Than Predecessor
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