What could be a mobile phone in the future?
There are currently several hundred mobile phone models on sale. But they all fundamentally differ from each other only in design, feature set and price. In the general case, the action is the same for them and the consumer just stupidly throws money away for functions that are unlikely to be regularly used in full. Photo: pixabay.com The ideal option is to purchase a device based on your needs. But here the tricky tariff system of cellular network owners comes into play, which, under various pretexts, forces us to pay for what we absolutely do not need.
According to some experts, a kind of dead end advertising business has formed: the more new models are praised, the less they are bought. And this is understandable, as the consumer begins to grow smart. As a result of this, mobile device manufacturers are beginning to grow wiser and adapt to consumer demands. Smartphones will look like legos or computers with open hardware configuration with hardware.
It is already obvious that in the coming decades the number of models of mobile devices will decrease sharply, but at the same time, a turn to the unification of models will happen just as sharply. In other words, three or four types of mobile phones of certain companies will remain on sale, but they will differ only in design. Everything else within the fundamental differences will not have. Simply put, the filling can be changed as desired at the request of the consumer. Something close to Lego or computers with open hardware configuration of hardware.
The idea is very interesting and promising. Indeed, it is important for the consumer to have at an affordable price the basic functionality in the body of any company. Gradually, the functionality can be increased as needs arise. This is the so-called open circuit diagram platform, effectively used in computer desktop system units and for some reason completely forgotten in mobile technologies. When buying, the consumer pays for the design, he does not look at which microcircuits and chips are inside. Photo: pixabay.com Although, of course, the interests of each device manufacturer are monopolistic. But practice shows that this is a dead end. The consumer (the laws of logic have not been canceled) must pay only for the design of the case and the main functions. It makes no difference to him what markings are on microcircuits and other components.
It makes no difference until it comes to repair. And then it turns out that instead of a failed board, you can put only the same one, since it has different sizes, although the functionality is exactly the same with the boards of other companies. It’s easier to throw away the phone and buy a new one than to pay a lot of money for a new fee. So far, manufacturers of devices have not yet reached this important point. But he will come. And then we will get a mobile phone case with several basic functions and instructions on how to add additional functions to the device by connecting a miniature board. Not buying at the same time a new expensive mobile phone.
But if the phone breaks, the filling, or rather, the ability to easily replace microchips and parts, is just important. Photo: pixabay.com This approach, unfortunately, does not yet promise obvious benefits to manufacturers. Hence their apparent reluctance to change anything in the debugged technologies, annually adding to the market newer and newer brands of phones that differ from each other only in design and a couple of functions. The cost of new products is impressive. Thanks to advertising, new items are bought. But consumers have already begun to realize that certain new functions can be easily added to previous phones through the connector with a miniature unit or programmatically from the Internet. And why then buy a new phone?