Mobile phones. We don’t need them yet they have become such an important tool for our everyday life. Mobile phones to me are a digital portal to the world. From online shopping to everyday communication your mobile devices are capable of almost everything, but…
Has the mobile phone peaked?
I know this is coming at a strange time especially when Samsung and Huawei have revealed their takes on the next generation of mobile phones which have fold-able displays but can the mobile phone get better or do more than it can now? I’d like to think so.
We will certainly be seeing new features, faster speeds and other futuristic gimmicks but what else can be added to make our life easier? There are a lot of unanswered questions. The industry seems to be running out of ideas but there is a glimmer of hope. It takes one genius idea to change it all. One individual with a genius idea and the world will never be the same place.
Think back to the first iPhone. If you watched the press conference when it was unveiled you could see the crowds reaction. They had seen the future. They were amazed, fast forward 10 years later and Samsung unveiled its first fold-able display. I was watching the life stream and although I was personally amazed (I am a mobile phone fanatic to be fair) but the crowds reaction was not as wild as when the first iPhone was unveiled. Its more of a gimmick than a life changing feature. I don’t think a fold-able display will help improve anyone’s life. Having the ability to fold out your phone to make the screen bigger just, makes the screen bigger. I want new futuristic yet convenient innovations.
The smart phone industry has bought itself some time. With the introduction of the fold-able display it has shown at least some sign of progression but its still not enough. I don’t know where we can end up or what we can can achieve. I hope the phone industry is ready to surprise us. I’m looking out for you Mr “Tim Apple”, surprise us all. Donald’s watching.