LG's exit from the mobile market
Increasing competition in different spaces has many benefits. In the mobile market, the more companies there are, the more attractive and better phones will be produced in the end. That's why the departure of a long-established company like LG from the mobile market is not good news at all. But the truth is that all companies are looking for more profit, and LG's mobile sector has lost $ 4.5 billion in recent years. Finally, in 2021, the company's executives decided to leave the mobile market completely.
LG entered the mobile market in the 1990s and attracted a lot of attention thanks to the introduction of attractive handsets. The company was not afraid to take risks and was always trying new ideas. Examples include the G5 modular handset, dual-screen display for the V20, and the Wing handset with a rotating display.
Microsoft's second clamshell phone
Last year, in the list of the biggest mobile phone breaks, we mentioned the Microsoft Duo clamshell phone, and now the generation Second, this phone was able to enter the 2021 list. The first generation of Microsoft Duo used old hardware and had many software problems. Although it has been more than a year since its release, it has not yet received Android 11.
Microsoft has tried to fix some of these problems by building the next generation of this phone, but ultimately failed. This clamshell phone uses two 5.3-inch screens that together form an 8.3-inch screen. But due to the large distance between the two screens, the user experience is not very attractive. On the other hand, only a small number of applications can make good use of all the space provided. The phone is priced at $ 1,500 and users have to pay another $ 129 to buy a stylus. Overall, Microsoft's latest clamshell phone has nothing to say about the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Death of the Galaxy Note
Galaxy Note phones have a long history, but in 2021 the new generation of this family did not arrive. Samsung has repeatedly stated that it wants to pay more attention to its clamshell phones, and the abandonment of the Note series has been done in line with this goal. In 2021, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 clamshell phones with several attractive features. It should also be noted that the ZFold 3 supports the s Pen, which is an important feature of the Note series. That's why the Zold Fold 3 is a kind of replacement for the Note series, thanks to its giant display and attractive features.
The downward trend of Nokia phones
HMD Global, the maker of Nokia handsets, recently announced plans for the flagship Nokia 9 Will not offer Android 11. Doing so dealt a severe blow to the trust of the company's handset users. The company, which started its business in 2016 with the acquisition of the Nokia brand, initially created a lot of hope among the fans. One of the most important strengths of this company was the supply of various handsets at reasonable prices as well as the high speed in providing software updates. Significantly decreased. HMD said about the Nokia 9 that the incompatibility between the software and the camera will lead to a decrease in the quality of this phone, and also announced to the users of this phone that they can buy the XR20 phone with a 50% discount. While the XR20 is a good phone, it's not all Nokia 9. In any case, the status of Nokia mobile phones should be considered as one of the biggest breakthroughs of 2021.
Google Pixel 6 series charging status
Google announced at the launch of the Pixel 6 series handsets that they support USB Power Delivery PPS charging technology They can and users can benefit from the maximum speed by purchasing a 30 watt charger. But after the release of these phones, it became clear that the maximum charging speed of these two phones reaches only 22 watts and the average speed is only 13 watts. Although Google did not explicitly mention a maximum speed of 30 watts in the ads for this phone, it did say so indirectly. Finally, Google has been included in the list of the biggest mobile phone failures of 2021 because of this secrecy.
OnePlus Identity Crisis
OnePlus is one of the most attractive brands in the mobile market, which is undergoing various changes. Based on the available evidence, the result of these changes does not seem to be very attractive. OnePlus is one of the companies that has a lot of potential for great success, but it seems that the managers of this company are satisfied with being mediocre.
VanPlus started its work as a brand dedicated to technology enthusiasts. The company took a smart approach to marketing and thus was able to establish an identity independent of Oppo. It should be noted that OnePlus and Oppo are both subsidiaries of BBK Holding, but in 2021, OnePlus showed that it no longer wants to maintain this independent identity.
For example, about six months ago, OnePlus announced that the teams Integrates its hardware research with Oppo. This means that the handsets of these two companies will become more and more similar to each other day by day. On the other hand, we should also mention the integration of software teams. Although the OnePlus handsets will continue to be available in overseas markets with the OxygenOS user interface, in China these handsets will be available with the ColorOS Oppo user interface. On the other hand, the core code of the two UIs will be largely common, and the other OnePlus software will offer less innovation.
We should also mention the change in OnePlus strategy in the field of smartphone manufacturing. The company, like Apple, used to launch a small number of flagship phones each year. But in 2020 and 2021, it switched to the introduction of low-cost handsets, many of which are manufactured by BBK Holding subsidiaries, with only OnePlus making minor changes. According to the CEO of the company, the latest flagships of OnePlus will be introduced soon. After the introduction of these phones, we can better talk about the identity crisis of this company.
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Source: Android AuthorityTags: biggest, breakthroughs, mobile, phones, 2021