Android OEMs are no doubt watching the demise of the Mini and thinking, “No, I’m not going to bother.” If you’re hoping for compact Android phones, they’re unlikely to arrive anytime soon. Consumers in the US aren’t thrilled with the iPhone 13 Mini. Due to Apple’s lack of success in this area, Android OEMs will likely focus on larger devices.
According to CIRP, the iPhone 13 Mini accounted for just 3% of all iPhone 13 sales in the US last quarter. It’s by far the lowest-selling of the iPhone 13 models. The iPhone 12 Mini didn’t fare much better.
At Android Authority, we see reviewers posting all the time how much they hate the lack of choice when it comes to phone sizing. “Why do all Android phones have to be huge slabs,” they ask over and over again. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like this problem will go away any time soon. According to Consumer Research Intelligence Partners (CIRP) (via MacRumors), the iPhone 13 Mini is not doing well with US consumers. The phone’s lack of success probably means one thing: smaller Android phones won’t be successful either.
Small Android phones: Apple’s “Mini” line says “no”
Obviously, the Android consumer is very different from the Apple consumer. However, Android OEMs inevitably look to Apple to judge what the affluent smartphone buyer wants. Despite what many Android users would like to think, there are many crossovers between Apple fan desires and Android fan desires.
Certainly, there will continue to be size differences within Android. The Galaxy S22, for example, is significantly smaller than the Galaxy S22 Ultra. However, if you were hoping for an Android phone to be even smaller than that, you might not want to hold your breath. The iPhone is one of the most successful phones of all time, see how it compares to Android with our Apple newsletter.
Because the Mini line is fundamentally failing Apple, most Android OEMs won’t bother trying to produce small Android phones. In this fierce market, the competition is too fierce to waste time and resources creating phones that won’t be real hits with consumers.
Summary of news:
- Are you looking for a small Android phone? You can’t have them, according to the iPhone 13 Mini
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