Technology has evolved drastically in the past decade. Especially the smartphone segment is the largest and fastest evolving. From featured phones to multimedia phones to smartphones. We even saw curved phones and edgy-screen phones. Manufacturers are in a constant competition to get the next innovative feature in their Smartphones.
As we welcome the new-year 2016, we might see even more changes in this industry. The trend shift have been radical. Jerold Chagas Pereira, CEO of Videocon Mobile Phones, Handset Division, compiles a list of top 5 trends expected in the year 2016.
Top Trends in Smartphone in 2016:
- Speed: Highly demanded segment
One of the major marketing propositions of this year has been the fastest processing phone. With number of processing cores increasing from quad core to octa core phones. Whereas the RAM has shot up to 4GB. This will remain as one of the major trends for the upcoming year as the consumer is falling for faster phones.
- Appearance: Looks matter. A LOT!
One of the most attracted segment has to be the appearance of the Smartphone. One of those demands rose for the SLIM phone section. Consumers started getting attracted to Matte designs, edge screens, and even the placement of the fingerprint sensor. Looks always matter, and when you pay 20k, 40k or 50k for a device, that has to be a priority.
- Security: Stopping the Data Breach
Security has been one of the major concerns for the Smartphones knowing the data accessed by the applications. Although app permissions will be under user control from the Android Marshmallow version.
Security enhancements like fingerprint sensor has really attracted users. The latest in the security would be the IRIS Scanner. Microsoft has already introduced it in their latest Lumia 950 & 950XL.
- Experience: The ultimate Usability
User Experience has been one of the top priorities for MobileJury. Full HD support for Video resolution is one of the top priority for entertainment lovers. This has been exceeded by 4K resolution support in some phones. Better camera lens as well as different modes of camera will also be one of the important aspects in Smartphones.
- Utility: Do more!
Smartphones can do more than you can ever think of. Wireless chargers, projection to monitors, support to Smart-watches and many more other gadgets could add to the interesting applications of a Smartphone. Multiple language support in India has
- Battery: Optimizing
A long lasting Battery has been one of the major issues with majority Smartphones. The OS evolves to give a better battery optimization while the devices evolve to give better battery capacities. Giving a long lasting battery life will be one of the critical propositions for Smartphones in 2016.