The average global price of smartphones this year will increase by 6 percent to $324, according to data from the marketing company GfK. The hike is surprising since the price of smartphones and electronics generally tends to decrease over time as components are produced in larger quantities and become cheaper.

In addition, demand for smartphones in developing countries such as India and China has led to the appliance of local producers whose prices are also lower than those of global companies.

At the same time, however, more and more people in the world are buying a smartphone for the first time and manufacturers are fighting for their attention with new features and options that raise prices.

The average price for a smartphone in North America rose 4 percent to over $400 in the third quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier. In China, it rose 15 percent to $327 in that same time.

Not only the last flagship of Apple and Samsung were more expensive than their predecessors, but more budget companies like Huawei also increased the price their top models. The GfK data includes point-of-sale data in more than 75 markets. GfK used monthly data to the end of August 2017, plus weekly data to the end of September. Post from: GizBrain. Source: GfK. Via: Recode

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