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Hidden increase in smartphone prices due to coronavirus has begun

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A hidden increase in prices for gadgets from China has begun because of the coronavirus epidemic, which is reflected in the fact that electronics sellers have begun to cancel discounts and promotions on some models.

In their opinion, if production in the Middle Kingdom continues to stand idle, the cost of smartphones will undoubtedly increase.

For example, according to Apple, iPhone shipments to the global market will be temporarily limited, and the earnings forecast presented earlier may not come true.

True, Russian retailers have not yet felt a shortage of gadgets in the market: in the warehouses of large stores there is enough equipment to meet the needs of the population.

Nevertheless, in the long run, analysts do not exclude that the assortment and availability of smartphones of Chinese brands can still be reduced.

Earlier, experts predicted a rise in the price of black caviar by half due to coronavirus, since, according to official data, more than a third of the volume of this product in Russia is from China.

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