2020 may be the year of midpriced smartphones


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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Fed up with the high cost of smartphones? Relief may be on the way.

Consumer reports say that 2020 could be the year of the midpriced smartphone.

That means prices between $350-650.

Samsung plans to roll out two devices, calling “lite” versions of its flagship Galaxy Note 10 and S10 phones. Both could be priced under $700.

And Apple is expected to introduce a low-cost iPhone at $399.

Consumer reports say other smartphone makers were showing off mid-priced devices at the recent consumer electronics show.

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