Sometimes I wonder if the smartphone market will continue to see the massive buying spurts each time a new version of a phone is announced.
For many years, we have seen that for each announcement of an iPhone or an Android phone, there is a huge spike and each company posts record sales.
But, somewhere the uptake is not going to be so sharp. The reason might not be because of non-availability of models, but probably will be because of features. Event today, Samsung Galaxy S4 sales are not on par with those of the Galaxy S3.
When comparing the S3 and S4, what are the differences? Probably not many, except the number of cores, the amount of memory, the number of pixels on the screen and ‘air gestures’.
One of the main considerations between S2 and S3 for exmaple was the version of Android. That is not the case in S4. As Android stabilizes, handset makers will find it difficult to push premium phones based on ‘differentiators’.