A lot of people nowadays have bought a smartphone. So many, in fact, that smartphone makers have either already experienced their peak in sales, or are seeing one in the near future. Samsung is a good example. While they are still doing incredibly well in terms of revenue, Forbes describes their 2014 year as a disappointment, with customers already owning a smartphone and not needing a Galaxy S5/Note 4, or simply the fact that their 2014 lineup was unappealing.
Regardless, smartphone makers are doing everything they can to keep you interested in their upcoming phones. Making you want to upgrade your phone every year or every two years is their #1 priority, but they need to find ways to keep things fresh and innovative.
I look at where we’re at right now, and the phones currently being offered, and I feel content with the options available. Android phones now have beautiful, Full HD or 2K displays, very fast quad-core or octa-core processors, plenty of memory to run all kinds of apps, and battery life that for the most part can get you through your day.
I use a Nexus 5, and I’m very happy with it despite it being over a year old now. 1080p display, fast Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM, a camera that does job I need it to (I’m not a professional photographer by any means) and a battery that holds up but honestly could be a lot better. After all this satisfaction, however, I very much look forward to what’s next and crave something new.
The question I ask myself though, is what do I want next? Do I want an even sharper display, maybe a curved one? That new Snapdragon 810 looks nice, 64-bit is the future right? Maybe I’m getting tired of not hearing audio very well on my amateur Nexus 5 speakers. What about more battery life… am I right?
These upgrades, while very enticing, are what I consider small upgrades, and maybe not worth the pricey upgrade cost. Sure, when you combine all these small upgrades it creates a pretty appealing purchase, but there’s gotta be something new that my phone doesn’t have. An innovation that changes the way I use my phone, something that makes that big purchase so much better. I want to know what you guys want in your next smartphone, whether it’s a confirmed upcoming phone like the G Flex 2 or something completely mysterious to us. More voice control over your phone? Maybe a more durable, shatterproof body? Let us know in the comments!
HTC concept image by Hasan Kaymak