Cheaper Smartphones – level 2

10-09-2020 07:00

The iPhone 11 was the bestselling smartphone of the first half of 2020. Last year, the iPhone XR was the bestselling smartphone; however, the iPhone 11 exceeded the iPhone XR by 10.8 million units.

Reports show that the life cycle of a smartphone is getting longer. It means that people use it longer. So how is it possible that people buy more and more new smartphones? The answer is easy: the prices are going down.

To be able to cut prices, new smartphones must have fewer parts, which saves work and materials. Google said that its Pixel 4a 5G has fewer parts, which means that the price can be as low as $499 dollars.

Difficult words: exceed (to be greater than something else), unit (one piece), life cycle (how long people use something).

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