Over the years, buyers have developed the opinion that Chinese manufacturers are also capable of producing high-quality, beautiful and productive smartphones, but for less money than recognized world corporations. But starting this year, one should not expect a further reduction in pricing policy. Prices will creep up, and, first of all, it will become noticeable on budget models. Some Xiaomi and Meizu smartphones have already risen in price by 100 yuan ($ 14.6) in China, and other companies will have to raise the cost over time. Two reasons are given for this trend. First, the cost of the main components for smartphones has increased. In the I quarter of 2017, an increase in prices for RAM chips by more than 10% is expected. Display modules are also more expensive than a year ago. The second factor is the depreciation of the yuan against the dollar. Components are delivered in American currency, as a result of which the cost of Chinese devices increases due to the difference in exchange rates. Since budget smartphones are sold with a minimum margin, they will rise in price first. Meizu M5 Note now costs 100 yuan more (from $ 145). A similar increase in the line of Xiaomi Redmi 4. Now the most affordable Redmi 4A costs about $ 87, the standard Redmi 4 will cost $ 116, and the advanced version on Snapdragon 625 with 3/32 GB of memory costs $ 145 (at the time of the announcement they cost $ 74, $ 105 and $ 133, respectively).