the planet just safe itself from 37 million electronic waste in the future
Kangal, 22 Mar 2020The only thing you can control is your response.
...let's take this as good news!
Maybe mo... moreAdding on top of my previous post, there really doesn't need to be many variants of phones. Just separate them based on BUDGET and on SIZE. In total, I think the entire industry (over 99% of users) can be served well with only 8-12 variants of phones. Have a glance down below, and then let me know what you think. Cheers!
For instance SIZE:
(16:9 ~4.5") or (18:9 ~4.9") or (21:9 ~5.4")
(16:9 ~5.2") or (18:9 ~5.7") or (21:9 ~6.4")
(16:9 ~5.9") or (18:9 ~6.5") or (21:9 ~7.4")
For instance BUDGET:
(Under $100) Entry Level
Size: Small and Medium, 10mm thin
MediaTek SoC (sorry, not going to bother listing any!)
1GB RAM, 16GB NAND
480p LCD Screen, ~70% Screen-to-Body Ratio
Main Camera (1/4"), Selfie (1/4") camera
Others: AndroidGo or KaiOS, No Ingress Protection, Low-quality speaker upto 70db
Size: Small and Medium, 9mm thin
QSD 439 (or QSD 450, 625, 626, 630)
2GB RAM, 32GB NAND
720p LCD Screen, ~75% Screen-to-Body Ratio
Main Camera (1/3"), Selfie (1/4") camera
Others: AndroidONE, No Ingress Protection, Medium-quality speaker upto 75db
Size: Medium and Large, 9mm thin
QSD 632 (or QSD 636, 460, 662, 665, 670, 660)
4GB RAM, 64GB NAND
1080p LCD Screen, ~80% Screen-to-Body Ratio
Main Camera (1/2.5"), Selfie (1/3.5") camera
Others: AndroidONE, Dust proof, Medium-quality speakers upto 80db
Size: Medium and Large, 8mm thin
QSD 765 (or QSD 675, 710, 712, 730, 720, 765)
6GB RAM, 128GB NAND
+1080p OLED Screen, ~85% Screen-to-Body Ratio
Main Camera (1/2"), Selfie (1/3") camera
Others: AndroidONE, IP66 Splash Resistant, High-quality Speakers upto 85db
(Over $500) Flagship / Luxury
Size: Medium and Large, 7mm thin
QSD 865 (or QSD 835, 845, 855)
8GB RAM, 256GB NAND
+1440p OLED Screen, ~90% Screen-to-Body Ratio
Main Camera (1/1.5"), Selfie (1/2.5") camera
Others: AndroidONE, IP68 Waterproofing, Highest-quality Speakers upto 90db
Uncle Scrooge, 22 Mar 2020Dude - in situations like this rich people always are staying rich (more or less) and poor peo... moreI agree, but in some countries, people can buy iPhones and other expensive phones on plans, most of them are middle class people and with jobs who can afford to pay those monthly payments plans... but this upcoming financial crisis will see massive layoffs and those lucky will get low paying jobs, force them to look out for the cheapest plans, meaning cheaper phones.
The only thing you can control is your response.
...let's take this as good news!
Maybe moving on, in 2021 the Luxury Phone prices (Google/iPhone) and the High-end Phone prices (OnePlus/Xiaomi) will drop. Also, maybe we will lose many variants on the market, less options, boosting competition. That way things will be simpler, and OEMs can throw more resources at making a few variants great, instead of many variants good. We don't need more eWaste.
Case in point: Motorola released more than 15 variants in the last 6 months!!
paco2x, 21 Mar 2020Forget $1200 phones... the future will be on cheaper phones no more than $200, it will be a gi... moreDude - in situations like this rich people always are staying rich (more or less) and poor people will just become poorer... With your example - people who buy an 1200$ phones will be buying the same luxury ones and those who buy a 200$ devices will have to learn how to live without phones... :-/
Who cases? People seems more interested in... stockpiling of toilet paper rather than buying new phones anyway.
Forget $1200 phones... the future will be on cheaper phones no more than $200, it will be a gigantic global recession and it will last a good couple of years.
Alice Deejay, 21 Mar 2020Good. Phones will get cheaper.Maybe for free ?
Come on, who's gonna change their phone to a new product with a few (or without) improvement/innovation amid this crisis situation
Adul Al Salami Kebab, 21 Mar 2020Less phones made = less pollution... Maybe the planet tells us to GTFO?People's fault.
I think people should buy new one when they few phone needs to be replaced.
Not just because next generation is better.
I've heard of people that buy new one every 6 months.
Oh lets start to cry, xiamiau and smasung isnt going to release 20 different but same phones monthly. You have to stick with your 64mp phone instead of the latest 64,1mp one. You are not going to have the latest HW what differs 0,000001% from the previous gen. I hope the market is going to fall much more, it is already well deserved.
Less phones made = less pollution... Maybe the planet tells us to GTFO?
wasox, 21 Mar 2020Well, all those die- hard fans are nowhere to be seen… There is lne die hard fan here. It's you