Phone brick revitalized: Lai smartphone, internet connection, running large applications, will be more popular than smartphones in many parts of the world.

Tram Ho

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, brick phones are being resurrected, with new versions of smartphone features and will become a new trend. These hybrid brick phones will be more popular than smartphones in many parts of the world.

The report said that brick phones from Motorola and Nokia became especially popular in developing countries (like India and African countries), due to the price is very accessible. There are phones that sell for only $ 25 and the ability to access data at a very reasonable price.

Điện thoại cục gạch hồi sinh: Lai smartphone, kết nối internet, chạy được ứng dụng lớn, sẽ phổ biến hơn cả smartphone tại nhiều nơi trên thế giới - Ảnh 1.

Although these dumb phones can’t offer the same features as cheap smartphones, they can still provide some capabilities besides basic call and texting.

Called ‘Smart feature phone’, these phones still allow users to connect to the internet and access popular apps like Facebook, YouTube or WhatsApp. There are many customized applications to suit these special operating systems.

These phones also have a longer battery life, usually a few days or a week. Using a physical keyboard instead of a touch screen also makes access easier, especially for older people in developing countries.

Smart feature phone will be more popular than smartphones

According to WSJ, about 84 million feature phone smartphones will be shipped in 2019. These phones are the choice of many low-income people, and are new to the internet.

Điện thoại cục gạch hồi sinh: Lai smartphone, kết nối internet, chạy được ứng dụng lớn, sẽ phổ biến hơn cả smartphone tại nhiều nơi trên thế giới - Ảnh 2.

Kam Meat Kumar, a 35-year-old New Delhi man earns $ 80 a month from selling fruits, said the phone provided by Jio is the only mobile device he can afford. Kumar only costs $ 2.5 / month to use the carrier’s mobile data plan, along with its smartphone phone phone.

According to Counterpoint, about 370 million feature phone smartphones will be sold worldwide in the next three years, accounting for $ 28 billion in revenue in the industry.

The world’s leading technology giants have also seen this opportunity, which is why Google invested US $ 22 million in KaiOS – the smartphone feature phone operating system currently in use.

Điện thoại cục gạch hồi sinh: Lai smartphone, kết nối internet, chạy được ứng dụng lớn, sẽ phổ biến hơn cả smartphone tại nhiều nơi trên thế giới - Ảnh 3.

Smartphone is still dominating the world, with more than one billion devices sold last year. But there is still a very attractive piece of cake that manufacturers can not touch, it is a piece of cake under the segment under both cheap smartphones, where the phone bricks with extremely cheap prices are still dominating.

And even brick phone users need internet connection. That’s when the brick phone will revive with an old look, but there are new features that are similar to smartphones, enough to meet the most basic needs.

Reference: WSJ

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