Anonymous, 16 minutes agoLatin America is total different from USA/Canada. I have friends there. I know how stuff wo… more1) that’s because of taxes & import cost. Even of that you can get good options for under $500. Same as USA.
2) this is a mandatory regulation. You can port your number to the carrier that feed your needs. USA does not allow that!!!!
3) Same as U.S cities like: St Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, Indianapolis and many more.
4) wrong!!! Many banks and cellphone reselles offers payment facilities to all brands including Iphone & Samsung.
Its time for another revolutionary OS than Android or iOS. There are only minor upgrades each year. And world has been captured in these two OSes atleast for a decade. But unfortunately even if there’s a company working behind it, Google will definitely buy it under its brand and after few years people will praise google. Just like how android wasn’t a Google innovation.
- Nexus One
People should check out Arun Maini’s (Mrwhosetheboss) about his worries for humanity’s future from 2.5 months ago. He made so many excellent points from his commentary on modern society.
I actually admire people who AREN’T addicted to phones or going online in general. These people can live a real life like it’s the 1990s again. Does it matter if our battery technology improves by weeks? Just more time wasted going online leaving comments on sites like this. Smartphones are just portals for us to waste more time online.
Smartphones have actually trained us to be more alone. That’s why Millennials and Zoomers are the loneliest generation with barely little human interaction or little to no friends in real life. Phones are de-humanizing us.
507AMS, 1 hour agoMost selling phones in USA 2021: iPhone 13, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus ($500-$900) Samsu… moreLatin America is total different from USA/Canada.
I have friends there. I know how stuff works there.
1) phones are overpriced. Cheap phones are at least 20% more than North America, while flagships at least 50% more expensive.
2) majority of devices sold are unlocked, not sold through carriers.
3) many avoid expensive phones because of high crime rates.
4) most cannot even afford devices better than Galaxy A52, Moto G60. Even these 2 examples cost more than most people make monthly.
Volume sold does not translate into money.
Apple would still make more money even if selling 1/3 of what is sold now.
For some is interesting tons of cheap devices, to other better selling less of expensive devices. Just different types of business.
Hudinited, 1 hour agoHow about combining the future and the past? In terms of the camera i would love to bring bac… moreThe zoom system would not be smaller.
K Zoom uses 1/2.3″.
Imagine a 24-240mm using 1/1.2″.
This will never happen.
- Nexus One
We live in an era where material things like this matter when they shouldn’t be. I want to live to see humans live on Mars or have our consciousness be stored online. But all I’ll see is us playing with phones all day and going on TikTok.
The truth about development of smartphones is, that we’ve reached some technological peak.
Every new chip generation is less revolutionary to previous one.
The most problematic are now batteries. Since introduction of Li-ion batteries there were just a minor changes and there is no new inventions on horizon in a near future.
Also on camera side we’ve reached some peak, because you cannot simply put tiny glass lenses on large camera sensor. Theoretically is possible but for a cost of quality. Play with software and pixels will not resolve it.
Until we do not introduce new (better) materials, till then we will stucked with minor technological improvements.
iPhone 13, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus ($500-$900)
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy A52 5G ($500-$900)
More than 80% of selling units were done using a monthly payment plans. At the end the same trend in Latin America (a lot of people buying a flagship phone using financing plans). for those who does not apply for financing or do not want to break their pockets has plenty of good options under $500USD.Tthis is the main difference with USA, lack of options for under $500USD. People only have mind for Iphones & Samsungs.
Anonymous, 3 hours agoA flip phone is not a revolution. It’s just an old design recycled. Nothing innovative about t… moreThe flip phones of today are not like the flip phones of the past but foldables actually in the flip form factor. Get your own facts right first lol
How about combining the future and the past? In terms of the camera i would love to bring back s4 zoom or k zoom type of camera. Nowadays it could be much thinner and lighter. About screen i vote for a foldable form factor like z flip but a bit wider, as it gives protection when falling out from your pocket, also, if you drop it from hand, it will likely fall on back, similarly if you drop a slice of bread with nutella fall always at nutella side, weight of the hinge actually could do it. In terms of battery give us a graphite already at least in phones… with that kind of battery, much more can be added on. Lets agree that for example, putting a projector in phone (like galaxy beam does) would be thin enough but it would force manufacturers to put smaller battery in already a power hungry device as todays flagship, losing a whole day autonomy for sure.
For me the battery is the main reason that inovation cant happen that easy. We have reached thermal and power consumption limits of handheld devices for sure. If we cannot solve power supply, we cannot expect much more. Remember nokias which lasted a whole week without a charging? At 300mah? It’s just because lack of features sensors and apps that drain your battery. I think that we’re hitting the limits in 2~3 years and something will be forced to change. Os, components or batteries it doesn’t matter.
People do not understand that limitations are : size, weight and cost.
Brands have prototypes much better than the retail devices, they do not become final version because not always worth from the financial point of view. They could easily add some interesting stuff, but phones would be much thicker and heavier than they are already.
See those 18.000mAh phones from Energizer that never got sold (they did not sell their foldable as well), phone has near 4cm thickness and more way more than 300g.
Yes, phones can last whole day. It is you using the phone too much.
Event Horizon, 3 hours agoI visit GSMArena everyday and it’s always an announcement of a Chinese phone like every other … moreTotally agree. And they do not pay any attention to other OS’s than iOS or Android. There are also Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS, e etc. And they could do some technology based interviews with chip and component manufacturers.
China : except iphones, most popular devices are all sub-$500.
India : redmi note and realme
Latam : Galaxy M, Galaxy A and Moto G
Sales of Galaxy S are decreasing, while A and M become more popular. This is why Samsung is desperate and cutting costs (ODM phones, mediatek chips, boe screen, plastic back on flagships) to compensate lower profits.
Single unit of S Ultra or Fold brings much more money than selling many A or M.
Flooding market with sub-$250 devices is not viable unless any OEM can really make them at low cost like no more than $60-80/device. Not all OEM can do it.
Not a phone revolution, the communication revolution. Take the phones out of these devices. Even connecting with text and voice calls, most people use other apps that honesty better job.
Think of making a device, not a phone.
Anonymous, 2 hours agoYou list has only places where people buy low ends. wrong!!!!! take a look to the economics indicators about China, India and some countries in Latin America….before pandemic times those regions were leading the GDP growth (bigger than USA)…tech industries migration to those countries still going on…every year there are more new rich people than any other region….you need to read!!!
4fon, 3 hours agoThe innovation was to put a PC, camera, and a lot of gadgets into your phone, we are only impr… 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, 3 hours agothis is the reality in tech world today…China & India are leading the production/consump… 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!!!!!