5 Trend-Defying Smartphones Aiming for True Revolution
In the smartphone industry, much of the hubbub about new phones comes with the launch of a new flagship device from one of the top carriers — a new iPhone from Apple, (NASDAQ:AAPL), a Galaxy S from Samsung (SSNLF.PK), a One from HTC, a Nexus from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and so on. While the iPhone truly revolutionized the mobile phone sphere by introducing the first modern smartphone, many subsequent phones make the claim to be game changers or revolutionary, but many remain quite similar and feature simple upgrades upon previous models.
If you watch each iteration of Apple’s iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy series, there will be minor visual changes between each version, if any at all; some style changes; a size change here and there; the typical boost in speed and capacity; and the addition of any number of features. This pattern of upgrades has certainly helped its brands become established at the forefront of the smartphone industry, but it puts the products in a position where it’s much harder to take big risks, as it could easily bring the brand crashing down. If the next iPhone was suddenly nothing like the last iPhone, it could fail to sell.
But not all brands are stuck to playing it safe. Brands with less recognition or with multiple series of smartphones have opportunities that the major smartphone makers don’t necessarily have. While it has to try rising up from the fringe and need to compete with the big players, its ability to offer unique, game-changing smartphones makes it special. Here are some of the phones that do just that.