NRM: "Mobile World Congress is just around the corner and if the recent leaks are to be believed, companies have done absolutely nothing to make smartphones remotely interesting."
So how many ways can we really re-innovate a phone at this point? I'd like to hear your suggestions.
Well there is diminishing returns on screen resolution now for most people, same with cameras, same with processor speeds. So to me all that is left is affordable pricing and battery life. That is all I really care about at this point since I don't need a powerful phone.
Samsung continues to do great things with phones. Looking forward to Sony reveal. If you are not interested in power and only care about battery life you could go ahead and get yourself a flip phone. New tech will always be pricey. You can't complain about battery life with HD screens and constant web surfing, pictures, videos and more.
So you expect Samsung to revolutionize a phone every year and probably praise Apple for doing nothing since 2008. Adding a notch at the top isn't revolutionary.
Do feel free to name a point during the entire article where I “praise Apple” or specifically “expect Samsung” to revolutionise every year. This is not meant to be a direct attack on any company, more a general statement that as smartphones become less like gadgets and more like appliances, the developments between iteration have slowed and smartphones in general are pretty boring, lifeless slates.
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