It is time for another phone revolution

02 January 2022
The smartphone is dead! The bar form factor has reached its peak a while ago and now we've come to a standstill.

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  • Anonymous

507AMS, 02 Jan 2022...in a few years Africa & Latin America will join Indi... moreYou list has only places where people buy low ends.

4fon, 02 Jan 2022The innovation was to put a PC, camera, and a lot of gadget... moreYou are saying this because no one bother to innovate, Most companies nowadays Samsung, Xiaomi etc they use ODM to make majority of their phones, they dont even bother to design their phones just put their brands on generic phones.

If same old companies were still in smartphone Market the Like of Nokia, Siemens, Motorolla etc then Today we would have lot of Cool smartphones.

Motorola Had modular smartphone but After Google takeover they canceled it, LG had lot cool ideas, from Audio, dual Screen, wing etc. Nokia was Nokia their Recent efforts Lumia 920 untill today it create standard for all premium smartphone to follow.

...the only company who dared to do something different was LG...I loved that brand...it's sad and bad for mobile tech world not having an LG sucessor...no other company had the "guts" to offer phones with a particular proposal & style....I loved the V20 phone....I love the LG Wing style....there will be no other company like LG...miss you bro!!!!!

do you want a phone revolution???? bring LG back to life!!!!!!

Good story, I agree. That's also one of the reasons why I stopped upgrading to a new phone every so often. I am using my Note8 since 2017, and only cameras and battery improved, alongside chipsets. Everything else my Note8 already can do, and it can do even more than new phones nowadays.

507AMS, 02 Jan 2022this is the reality in tech world today...China & India... more...in a few years Africa & Latin America will join India & China as the best markets for mobile tech production/consumption of hardware & software...USA will be relegated to a 5th place in mobile tech production....is a matter of time!!!!!

  • J

I can feel you bro.

Event Horizon, 02 Jan 2022I visit GSMArena everyday and it’s always an announcement o... morethis is the reality in tech world today...China & India are leading the production/consumption of mobile tech devices & software like nowhere else...not even USA, is far away to be epicentric of mobile devices world, only Apple & Samsung are leaders there...

The innovation was to put a PC, camera, and a lot of gadgets into your phone, we are only improving that.

Innovation should come from something else first, smartphones would still be smartphones no matter how they looks.

And hitting the limits is inevitable no matter what we do.

  • Anonymous

A flip phone is not a revolution. It’s just an old design recycled. Nothing innovative about that.

Should we reintroduce protruding antennas too??

Victorkci, 02 Jan 2022Honestly you Said it all. We had the same habits I thought ... moreI visit GSMArena everyday and it’s always an announcement of a Chinese phone like every other phone. Sad. Really. :(

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Jan 2022It’s dead Get over it already Saying I want something do... moreIt's not dead. Sony brought it back.

it is already coming, the latest and greatest smartphones will be strapped to the face. smartphones that we know will follow the decline of tablets.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Jan 2022It’s dead Get over it already Saying I want something do... moreYou can still use your BTs whilst still having a headphone jack Not having one doesn't benefit anyone

  • Anonymous

DMX, 02 Jan 2022For that to happen, a manufacturer must emerge that wants t... moreChinese manufacturers are the ones innovating and pushing the tech forward. You can blame Apple's mindless loyal followers for keeping to buy iPhones and stagnating smartphone technology. Slow charging and no charger in the box for everyone.

Vegetaholic, 02 Jan 2022How about making foldable which does not cost over thousand... moresoon, as the technology become more mature. as you can see with Fold and Flip series, they're getting cheaper and yet more features than before. maybe we'll going to see midrange flip or fold phone with more reasonable price, maybe realme or xiaomi will enter this form factors too.

  • Anonymous

DMX, 02 Jan 2022For that to happen, a manufacturer must emerge that wants t... moreSo you all can say it is gimmick or overpriced?

People want CPU on pair with intel xenon, camera on pair with full frame, battery that lasts 24h is sequence, microLed screen etc... all this for $700.

Pathetic

  • Anonymous

I don't care all I want is a top phone that performs well with great battery life and cameras. I don't want or need any change in designs. I can't stand folding phones or flip phones with moving parts and delicate fragile screens, just not for me.

  • Anonymous

Would already help if tech sites stop using the word "Gimmick".
Funny part is the fact this word is never used against Apple/Samsung, just other. Mainly LG.

For that to happen, a manufacturer must emerge that wants to do something different, as happened with the first iPhone, before 2007 the same thing was happening as now .. But everyone is in their comfort zone, because they sell whatever they launch, and Chinese manufacturers are partly to blame

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Jan 2022"i don't care about the 3.5mm so no one else shou... moreIt’s dead
Get over it already
Saying I want something doesn’t make it come back
Same with the removable batteries
Are they back?