How much Xiaomi makes on the new flagship Redmi K30 (spoiler: very little)

Last year, Xiaomi promised that it would earn no more than 5% on smartphones; this year, representatives

The company was once again reminded that the main secret of the manufacturer’s success is its rather modest “appetites.” And this is confirmed by the new flagship of the Xiaomi sub-brand - Redmi K30.

How much do they get

At the official presentation of Redmi K30, whichpassed just 5 days ago, they emphasized that this is now the cheapest 5G smartphone on the market. And its price tag is really quite modest: from $227 for the 4G version and from $284 for the version with support for fifth-generation networks.

Chinese analysts went further and calculated the cost of the new flagship. For example, we took Redmi K30 5G with 6/64 GB of memory.

It turned out that the cost of its components was $250.And the smartphone hits store shelves with a price tag of $284, that is, only $34 more expensive. Although the cost does not include the costs of research, development and assembly, as well as after-sales expenses.

That is, Xiaomi earns practically nothing from the Redmi K30 line. Well, this is not Apple, whose cost of smartphones is almost half the final price.