ASUS will no longer produce cheap smartphones. The company wants to focus on higher and medium price shelf. Looking for a cheap phone will be doomed smartphone from China?

Recent market trends have reversed and more manufacturers are abandoning the design, presentation and marketing of smartphones from the budget segment. And that is not good news for those who need a regular telephone device instead of a gaming console and a digital camera. Perhaps these people do not necessarily want to use ordinary feature-phonemes , for example because of the size of the screen.

Cheap phones from ASUS will disappear from the market?

Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) / fot. gsmManiaK

Asus ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) / fot. gsmManiaK

ASUS is now among the manufacturers focused on the upper and middle market segment. What is the reason? Of course, more expensive smartphones earn more. Too bad, because cheap Taiwanese devices were interesting. For me such a phone was, for example, tested in gsmManiaKa Asus Zenfone Live. It was a very nice and aesthetical equipment, despite its price, it did not make sense to associate with plastic chandelier. As a matter of fact, ASUS may have some reason to worry because the last quarter was the worst for him in seven years. Such circumstances are conducive to seeking savings. The forthcoming Zenfone 4 series is poised for a lousy financial situation – buyers are keen to refrain from buying until new models hit the market. Of course this will have a positive impact in the next quarter and in the next. The same is true of the laptops market – ASUS wants to abandon the cheaper devices for gaming and ultrabooks. Models like ASUS Zenbook UX430 show that Taiwanese people can do it, but not everyone wants to buy a laptop for 4000 gold.

Who will produce budgets?

Let's look at our guide "The best phones for 600 zlotys". What do we find? Four models from China and one model from Sony. The fact that Sony will be making budgets we can forget. So you see clearly – soon every cheap phone will come from China. Is it wrong? I do not think so, because such a Xiaomi Redmi 4A is a cheap and good device.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A / fot. gsmManiaK

Xiaomi Redmi 4A / fot. gsmManiaK

Do you think ASUS is doing well? Are there cheap machines that could compete with Chinese models? And finally, are cheap hardware sold in Chinese stores far out of the market? I invite you to discuss the budget shelf .