All of this talk about smartphones OSes and manufacturing logistics will seem like just a bunch of hot air five years from now.
At least that’s what Samsung seems to think as the company’s mobile guru DJ Koh said the transition to 5G will make wearables the new hot ticket, leaving headsets in the dust.
Whether or not that happens remains to be seen but it is an interesting hot take on the state of the smartphone industry nonetheless.
Our only question is what is going to happen to all of those smartphone cameras that manufacturers keep tacking on to devices?
No specifics on that point, but Samsung Electronics design team chief points out the obvious when he says, “smartphone design has hit a limit” in his response to why the company is releasing the Galaxy Fold, for example.
“[The] previous 10 years, it was an era of the smartphone…From this year, maybe a new era is opening because of the emergence of the Internet of Things, 5G, AI, and all these technologies mingling together. The new era is in front of us,” Koh continued.
As ZDNet points out, that sounds great for Apple which is currently beating the heck out of Samsung in the wearables market but that could all change on a dime, too. Again, looking at these statements from the perspective of the cameras, it is interesting to imagine what the future of that aspect of the smartphone is.
And there is no doubt that audio and video will be a huge component of the wearables market as well given the number of social media platforms out there dedicated to just that. Of course, we’d like to know what you think.
Where do you see the smartphone market heading? How do you think we’ll be taking Instagram pictures in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget to check out our other photography news articles on Light Stalking.