Mid-range flagships like the Honor 20 Pro are giving premium phones a run for their money

Brian Heater
Mid-range flagships like the Honor 20 Pro are giving premium phones a run for their money

The creeping cost of premium handsets is pretty high on that list, which flagships now routinely topping $1,000 from many of the big names. The big smartphone makers have begun to react to this, with budget flagship alternatives like the iPhone XR, Galaxy S10e and Pixel 3a. A new crop of mid-range flagships, however, are giving them a run for their money and serving as an important reminder that a quality handset doesn’t need to be priced in the four digits.