2015 Predictions: Netbiscuits

By Alex Spencer

Duncan Clark - headshot

Every working day from now until the end of the year, we’ll be posting 2015 prediction pieces, from a range of guest authors. Today, Netbiscuits head of global research Duncan Clark picks his top mobile forecasts for the next 12 months.

Every year, competition in the smartphone space becomes more intense than ever. But we have reached a tipping point, and even the big guns, such as Samsung, are under massive pressure.

All vendors will be looking for a killer new differentiator and this means things can – and probably will – get crazy. So, expect to see some wacky concepts making it to the front line of vendor’s product offerings.

Origami handsets
Okay, maybe not quite, but foldable screens have been on the agenda of many mobile vendors for some time now. The main issue being that to date they have been truly awful in both design and execution.

2015 may well be the year when vendors – specifically those of the South Korean variety – go hard on foldable screens. Solving the challenge of viewing experience versus portability could be a huge area of differentiation for many vendors. Could foldable screens be the feature that helps Samsung reverse its recent decline?

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Source:: Mobile App News