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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21 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

def. battery technology! Love long lasting batteries.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

9. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

that is so sweet.

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Already exists. Note 3 and Lumia 1520.

7. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Note 3 has brightness throttling. Lumia 1520 is awesome though

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Auto brightness my friend. Auto brightness.

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

You forgot one thing.. Pebble smartwatch

15. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

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

18. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

It's called the yotaphone.

19. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

20. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

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

21. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

No problem, glad to tell you about something new.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This trends would grow more and more.

6. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 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...

8. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 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!

10. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

. 13. Patent lawsuits

11. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

TROLOLOLOL

13. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

14.Price inequality (nexus devices)

16. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

17. Cyberchum

Posts: 1011; Member since: Oct 24, 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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