What’s the non-iPhone smartphone world baking up these days?
Curved displays and 41-megapixel cameras:
I guess you can argue that some consumers need the 41-megapixel camera that Nokia introduced a few months ago. But the number of people who care about that is a sliver of the overall market. Things get even murkier with the Samsung Galaxy Round and its curved display. Technically, this feature does have marginal utility. When you rock the phone as it lies on its convex side, you can glimpse messages on the display if you happen to be looking at it sideways. This is pretty much the definition of “grasping at straws” when it comes to feature innovation.
It’s seems like companies are just spinning their wheels while they wait for whatever Apple might announce in 2014.