When it comes to flagship smartphones, Apple and Samsung probably have the most expensive flagships in the market at the moment, which is surprising when you think about how there are many Chinese OEMs who are undercutting them with considerably cheaper but just as good devices.

If you were hoping that companies such as HMD will be keeping their prices somewhat reasonable, you might be disappointed to learn that might not happen. According to a tweet by Nokia Anew (via Nokiamob), it seems that HMD’s next Nokia flagship smartphone could cost around $1,000.

https://twitter.com/nokiamobileru/status/1021370130247438336

This is a huge leap when you consider that the most expensive Nokia handset at the moment is around $700, so the question is whether or not HMD will be able to justify its price tag. However according to the reports, they could as the Nokia 9 (which is said to be the next flagship) could integrate Light’s camera technology which means that it should in theory be a powerhouse when it comes to photography.

Of course these are just rumors so they’re probably best taken with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think? Should OEMs start lowering their prices to better compete against China, or do you think there is still a market for $1,000 phones?

Filed in Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about HMD Global and Nokia.

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