However, big producers like it Apple and Samsung to offer new phones with additional features and good performance, smartphone sales slowed down and the main markets are full.
The next smartphone catalyst can be offered by 5G wireless networks or fifth generation, new formal factors – physical power dimensions, switches, and type of motherboard adapter – or advances in advances. virtual and expanded reality.
But some analysts say that it can bring something completely different to the smartphone.
Future Today Institute's founder, Amy Webb, points out that the year 2018 will mark the beginning of traditional smartphones, Transition to a new era of calculation connected devices with voice, gesture and sensors.
"The transition from smartphones to intelligent technologies and invisible interfaces – headphones with biometric sensors and speakers, bracelets with rings and bracelets, smart goggles that record and display information will transform our physical world forever," wrote Webb.
Other experts estimate this is a smartphone it still does not go away and does not do it in a short timeeven the market has slowed down.
"The smartphone does not go away, but it can change its appearance and its shape," says David McCween, an ABI Research researcher. "The smartphone market has existed for many years".
McQueen said in its latest statement that the mobile industry is becoming a device hands-free experienceIt is eaten by artificial intelligence, mixed truths, and gestures.
New devices offer biometric enhancements such as face recognition and alterations folding screens.
– Innovation management –
The research is about this "Google and Amazon manage and manage the smartphone innovation and ecosystems linked to the next five or six years.
Expected Sales of smartphones around the world will be 0.7% in 2018, To 1.455 million unitsAccording to IDC research company. The firm itself has resumed the smartphone market, and in the year 2022, the market has grown to $ 1.646 million.
According to IDC analyst Ryan Rees, "We find it difficult to find and compete with market segments, but we hope smartphone market will grow well in the next few years."
In the United States, 91% of adults under the age of 50 use a smartphone, and 95%Pew Research Center reports.
In Europe by the end of 2017, according to the GMSA Association of mobile operators, 465 mln. There is a mobile contract, two thirds of which are connected to smartphones.
Founder of Technalysis Research, Bob O'Donnell, said sales of smartphones in the United States and other markets were slowing down due to the end of operators' proposals.
"People pay their phones for a long time," said the analyst.
According to Donnelly, the market will be hit by 5G in 2019, and may be the first devices with flakes or flexible screens.
"People have been talking about them for a while (folded screens) and I think we can see the first in the next year," he said.
"It's fun, because it allows you to open the big screen on a smaller device".
– The most clever –
Donnell said Smartphones are still affordable Despite the arrival of new devices such as Amazon and Google's smartphone.
Later innovation, combined with artificial intelligence, seems likely to be much more "smart" than modern generations.
"If your device has AI chips, you can do a lot without connecting to the network," Donington said.
The expert spoke about competition between technology companies currently focuses on intelligent digital assistantssuch as Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and more.
It's a "power battlefield from the platforms that influence the market of smartphones," writes Donell, adding that if Amazon is a dominant player, some things can change, because it's not smart phones, not devices.
It is unclear what type of device consumers are needed, but in a word, it's similar to a smartphone.