When the smartphone competition era kicked off more than a decade ago, people were rushing to buy the technology to use for the emailing, texting, and calling purposes. Then, the battle between the two giants for App Store launches and it’s going on and off between android and iOS.
Now the competition has seen a different side which is the screen size. As recently as few months ago, Galaxy Fold is going to be on sale for $1980 in the US which is almost price of one and half iPhone 11 from your pocket based on the screen size. The screen is foldable and it went through a round of back and forth for debug and checks to be completed.
Another smartphone that came out by Xiaomi company which is the folded in brochure format of phones screen. This phone is a mini computer in the pocket of a person for $2800 which is coming to market in China at first. The price is steep just for a phone and it’s showing no stoppage in the competition among their competitors.
Also, for new iPhone 11 pro max the screen size is 6.5 inches which is almost three inches bigger than the original iPhone that came out. The market is really going with using their screen for videos and movies and doing it all on their devices. This shows that people are more inclined to buy a bigger smartphone device than smaller ones.
With the market shift it shows as of 2017 the society in America 78% owned smartphones while 55% owned tablets. This shows that majority are incline to use smartphones as their tablets and using it all around devices. As this goes on, consumers will be less attractive to Kindle or e-readers devices since they can get the content for free from their phones.
This shows that the market of tablets is going to be harder among adults as the competition is going to be stiff even with smartphones and their screen sizes. As of 2017 there are 177.1 million users for tablets and 253 million users for smartphones in the US. The numbers show a greater interest in smartphones than tablets and that could change as smartphones are getting bigger and bigger.
Therefore, the price of tablets could drop or similar to some Kindle options they will go out of manufacturing more of those lines from the production. With that said, tablets are great and should be here for long term and with the competition of smartphones and their sizes, the phones can outrun the tablets even for younger generation to own.
This puts a conclusion for tablets to go for cheaper prices and use them for different reasoning since phones will be the go to way for the new way of using them. Hence, the tablets become just as a secondary method of use and something of a competition in the predominant technology era.