I know you’re going to hate me for the title, but allow me to explain myself. Canalys just released a report that basically says smartphone shipments fell 17% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2022. This is global data, but some markets have been hit harder and others less. Smartphone shipments are also down 11%, which is significant and will pose challenges for all manufacturers. We can blame the increased longevity of smartphones thanks to the new circular economy concept, maybe the shorter cycles of some models, but the end result will be that more and more smartphones will be built by ODMs and the selling price of real smartphones will increase.
One thing that could improve smartphone sales is the ingenuity of manufacturers. By ingenuity I don’t mean phones that are purpose built, like the Red Magic 8 Pro with an internal RGB fan and transparent glass on the back. By the way, look at how this device tied :). I think of the Nokia 808 and the Nokia 909, better known as the Nokia Lumia 1020, the former introduced the PureView brand with a powerful 41MP camera sensor and the latter brought the improved PureView with a ball-bearing 41MP optically stabilized sensor Sensor.
Both phones were absolute legends and held the top spot in mobile photography for many years. Many still consider them number one because Nokia introduced computational photography to smartphones, which wasn’t as appreciated or considered in this particular product category.
Our Abdulla or MrNokia has made numerous videos about the Nokia 808 and Nokia Lumia 1020, but Michael Fisher has only dusted off the good-looking white Nokia 808 and the classy yellow Nokia Lumia 1020 and talked about their good and bad sides. This video is not just an airplane review of old tech, but a time travel machine that will take you back to the days when smartphones were still fun. Something modern smartphones aren’t, and I just wish the industry could revisit that era.
I recommend watching the video below.
The latest smartphones all look the same, so isn’t it time for a change? Nokia ran a great advertising campaign for Lumia phones in 2012 that focused on color. The message was simple: #switch. This message was omnipresent and the highlight of the campaign was Deadmau5’s 30 minute live performance in London. Nokia Mobile can’t pull off that trick today, nor can it use the 200MP sensor Samsung is rumored to be introducing with the Galaxy S 23 Ultra, but they can still pull the design card.
This moto look we’re seeing now just isn’t the Nordic design we’re promised. Although I have to say that some elements have improved, like the smaller bezel, the simplicity of the aluminum body, and no extra buttons (well, the Google Assistant button). Maybe this great Mr. Mobile video about one of the best devices Nokia made when the business platform was still burning got me hooked again.
No wonder why MrNokia is thinking of the Nokia NX concept ?
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