Will Smartphone Screens Keep on Getting Bigger?

The advent of the smartphone has had its fair share of advantages and challenges. Needless to say, the advantages of these modern cell phones grossly outweigh the disadvantages.

Alleged 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockups with iPhone 5s. Photo: TechSmartt/YouTube

Alleged 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockups with iPhone 5s. Photo: TechSmartt/YouTube

The advent of the smartphone has had its fair share of advantages and challenges. Needless to say, the advantages of these modern cell phones grossly outweigh the disadvantages.

One common phenomenon, however, that has been witnessed with the development of the smart phone market is the constant increase in screen size.

When smart phones first hit the market, they were just the size of normal phones, with screens that were only slightly bigger than those of normal phones. The state of affairs today greatly differs from that one about 6 years ago.

The size of smartphones’ screens has consistently increased with the development in mobile technologies, with the average smartphone having at least a 4-inch display.

With every new model comes a slightly larger display than that of its predecessor. Even Apple Inc decided to increase the size of iPhone’s display in the new version.

Apart from a 4.7-inch model, the Cupertino tech giant has been expected to unveiled an even larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 later in the year. But now production issues might keep Apple Inc. from pulling the trigger on an iPhablet until winter or even 2015.

This need for larger screens in smart phones is so high among the consumer populace that it led to the eventual production of smart tablets.

Although tablets serve virtually the same purpose as smartphones, the fact that they encompass large displays of at least 7-inches and some even having 10.1 inch displays has played a central role in their emerging popularity.

New smart and normal phone models created by leading smart phone manufacturers also prove that screen size is one of the primary considerations, with bigger translating to better and vice versa.

Unlike normal phones where better meant smaller, smartphones are keen on having big screens, and they will only keep on getting bigger with the development of each model. It is no guarantee, but it is almost inevitable that cell phone screens will keep on getting bigger.

According to WillBeCoded.ca research – the consumers have already enjoyed the perks of having larger, clearer displays on bigger cell phone screens, and it is unlikely that they will be willing to trade this in for anything smaller.

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