This all-screen phone has a hidden second screen for no good reason, and I’m obsessed with it
If you really stop to think about it, the past few years in the smartphone industry have been pretty boring. There's no question that big technological advancements have been made. Screens have gotten bigger without increasing overall phone size, smartphone camera quality is simply mind-blowing now, and phones are more powerful than they have ever been before. But they all pretty much look the same now, and they all offer the same basic features. Also, have there been any truly revolutionary smartphone features that have debuted in the past couple of years? Apple's Animoji and the new dark mode in Android Pie are cool and all, but they're not exactly going to blow anyone away.
Things have gotten so boring recently that Samsung, the world's top smartphone seller, basically re-released all of its 2017 flagship smartphones in 2018. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ looked almost identical to the S8 duo, and they didn't even offer any new marquee features to make up for it. They're on track to be the worst-selling Galaxy S phones since 2012 as a result. The Galaxy Note 9 isn't much better, since its biggest new feature is a redesigned stylus. There's no word yet on exactly how sales are doing, but the company revealed in its third-quarter earnings report on Wednesday that its overall smartphone sales continued to slump.
Smartphones have indeed been boring for the past few years, but don't worry because there's plenty of excitement just around the corner.
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