True. In fact, this is exactly what is being talked about for future phones.I think the evolution will be mostly in the camera..Nearly all manufacturers build the phone around it...
Look at all the ads for new smartphones and the "sales pitch" is always geared towards the capabilities of the camera..
Fantastic video of Norway shot on a phone.
I just checked these headphones out.... they do look good. Most of the time when I wear headphones though... I'm on airplanes. So the noise-cancelling thing is paramount for me. I've been waiting to see what the next iteration of the Sony WH-1000XM3 will be.... Now I use an Iphone 8 with Audeze SINE headphones.
I wish they would leave my bezels alone (bottom one) plus hardware navigation keys.personally i expect better screen quality, more RAM, battery life and less heating. sometimes imagine a phone where the screen takes all the phone area, no notches or bazels. i even wish a camera hidden behind the screen (not even sure it is possible lol)
3 years is minimum use I get out of my phone. When I buy a new phone I am actually excited cause the upgrade is actually something I can look forward to. Basically performance is nearly x2-x3 times what you had, better battery life, much better camera performance in low light. Can't say that about flagships, but in bugdet market it's f**King amazing.Yeah good point on the income thing.. It might be a big deal over there. Around these parts (USA), people have largely moved on from phones as any sort of status symbol or care. Just 5-6 years ago people used to talk about their phones, show them off, brag about them. I haven't seen this happen for a long time (several years).
I think the market has reached not only plateau, but it's dropping. I have no evidence of this other than to state it's what I noticed.. People not giving a hill of beans over phones anymore. Some people seem to be buying smaller, cheaper refurbs of previous generation ones. Burrito pointed out, the newer phone price points seem to be DROPPING now. Maybe that is the best indicator.
My phone holds several days of charge. Runs great. Has a nice camera, plenty of storage. Unless it dies, I am keeping it for as long as possible because I have no reason to upgrade. Same with the family.. We're good.. It used to be that we wanted new, expensive phones with every big release.. Glad those days are past!
Give me all metal unibody, not the gimmicky glass (not denying it looks great but not practical). Can't even remember how many times I dropped my last one, must be like >50 or something. All it does is little scratches, and minor bumps. In the end I think I deliberately started dropping it just so that I had excuse to buy new oneMake phones 'more' out of glass and people will upgrade because of damage (pun intended)