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Top 12 latest smartphone industry trends

Top 12 latest smartphone industry trends
Ever taken an Innovation 101 class? If so, it's more than likely that you've heard a teensy bit about one of the underlying theories of the field – diffusion. It's a theory that tries to not only explain how and why innovation spreads through the various fields of life, but also how fast.

As all non-quantifiable things, it's obviously hard to tell with too much of a certainty, but a pattern definitely emerges, should you decide to dig deep. We won't bore you with academic research, of course, but before you step right into our pick of the latest smartphone industry trends, a primer should set the mood of what to expect in our pick.

Consider the LED (Light-emitting diode). It was first conceived as early as the beginning of 20th century, entered commercialization during the Sixties, yet (depending on where you live) chances are that if you look around right now, more than half the light-sources around you won't be LED. Doesn't that strike you as a little bit odd? After all, LED lights have many times higher watt-to-lumens efficiency than, say, a fluorescent bulb, they lower your energy bill and therefore also reduce greenhouse emissions. They're not ubiquitous just yet, but they're definitely trending right now – a 100 years after their conception. It's needless to say that the entire smartphone industry is built and is being actively governed by these facts of life, and while the speed of diffusion is far more rapid now, it still took a long while for most the innovations below to become a trend.

Lesson's over, but the point is, our pick is targeting trends, meaning that these have already become/ or are on path to become the norm. We're shooting for concise, so, as always -- feel free to add your insights right below!

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posted on 22 Nov 2013, 07:45 1

1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


def. battery technology! Love long lasting batteries.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:02 1

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7416; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Note 3 my friend. Battery only dropped 40% since yesterday with modertate to heavy use.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:21

9. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


that is so sweet.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 07:47

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1324; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I hope someone next year makes a screen that has absolutely no reflection when exposed under sunlight

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:02 4

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7416; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Already exists. Note 3 and Lumia 1520.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:17 4

7. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Note 3 has brightness throttling. Lumia 1520 is awesome though

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 09:00 2

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7416; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Auto brightness my friend. Auto brightness.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:49

12. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


You forgot one thing..

Pebble smartwatch

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 10:59

15. marbovo (Posts: 610; Member since: 16 May 2013)


yep, but I don´t think we will ever gonna se a smartphone with e-paper screen.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:58

18. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


It's called the yotaphone.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 13:32

19. a_merryman (Posts: 605; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I think it is likely we will see smartphones with mirasol or electrowetting displays though.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 08:30

20. marbovo (Posts: 610; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Those technologies I don't know, I'll look for them thanks

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 21:14

21. a_merryman (Posts: 605; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


No problem, glad to tell you about something new.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:08

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2365; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


This trends would grow more and more.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:15 1

6. N-fanboy (Posts: 529; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


As for me durability!!! I'm a dropper, thats why i became a nokia fan, if i drop my phone i'm more worried about the floor than the phone. +camera, battery...

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:18

8. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 106; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Lenovo is already make that no.1 trend: Big big battery, like their Lenovo P780 that have 4000mAh and I have this phone, I love it!

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:29 3

10. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


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13. Patent lawsuits

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:48

11. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


TROLOLOLOL

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:53

13. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


14.Price inequality (nexus devices)

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:30

16. Cyberchum (Posts: 249; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


In number two, what is the name of the third phone from the right? I once had a phone that looks just like it.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:30

17. Cyberchum (Posts: 249; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


In number two, what is the name of the third phone from the right? I once had a phone that looks just like it.

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