2017 State of The Mobile Phone Industry

As I promised in an earlier post, I will now give you my opinion on the state of the mobile phone industry. I will review the industry as a whole briefly in this post and then review the major players in the mobile phone industry in future posts.

2017 Trends In Mobile
The big trend in 2017 will be the almost, complete removal of bezels. The LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have proven that this is a consumer move. Consumers want more content and screen real estate. Removing the bezels allows for the screen to dominate, thus allowing the content to be front and center.

We can't talk about mobile phones without VR (Virtual Reality). Google and its partners are making VR more relevant. At Google I/O 2016, the Mountain View company released its new platform for VR called Daydream. Google even released a reference product, Daydream View, to show off the new capabilities of Daydream ready phones like the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

Other possible trends I see for 2017 is initial innovation. What I mean by initial innovation is the beginnings of new technologies for mobile. HTC is working on releasing a phone with pressure sensitive sides. Also rumored is Andy Rubin's new company Essential Products Inc. with a focus on a new way of creating a mobile phone chassis, new protocol for flash photography, and a new interface for adding modular components on mobile devices.

The industry looking forward into 2017 looks exciting, but we are missing innovation from one major player, Apple. Apple like to keep things under wraps, but there has been not even a trickle of any innovation coming out from the Cupertino company. Only time will tell if all of this innovation will come to fruition in 2017.


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