Many very attractive smartphones came out this year, sometimes with intriguing concepts, should we dive right away? We give you 7 reasons to wait for 2017 before you decide to change the phone.

The majority of smartphones expected for 2016 have now been presented or even out or come out shortly. Of what directly ask the question: must I change my smartphone this year? After all, it has become a real investment that demands reflection, so prices can become disproportionate on this category.

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To this, we reply: why not wait one more year? Indeed, the 2016 vintage as good as it is impacted by certain market movements that will only be expressed in 2017. Let us convince you.

In 2016, nothing really moves

The 2016 outflows might be very good, with a Galaxy S7 that managed to be elected smartphone of the year in a very short time, they do not have that level of magic that the industry could have its creation.

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To be honest, smartphones have even become very boring. It became difficult to marvel at the new data sheets of our devices, which ultimately only add a 1 or a 2 to products that we already knew. Obviously, our smartphones will be more powerful and be faster. But what good is it? Especially since the design of the majority of them do not really move, which gives no motivation to change it if only for the look.

1. Snapdragon 820 in the form of an excuse

Which is, of course, the main reason for changing telephone, and the hardware that will actually profoundly impact the performance of our devices is the coming of a new SoC including processor and GPU for increased raw power. But this year is the year of the Snapdragon 820. And this one looks like excuses more than revolution. After a catastrophic 810, the heating problem was widely recognized and has done away manufacturers, Qualcomm had fully reviewed its copy.

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It, therefore, abandoned the eight hearts and returned to the 4 hearts, and especially sought to limit the heating of his system. Which in itself can be good, and it is a very powerful processor also, but not excitant. The next generation should be even more important.

2. The beta phase of the modular will be much more important

In 2016, the big stars of technological innovation are none other than the modular smartphone. The LG G5 and the Moto X feature that mindset, with more or less success. Each has its own sauce, but none really takes. The phone of LG forces to completely shut down the phone to remove the battery, when the Moto X sacrifices its smartphone for the sake of the clarity of its modules. Moreover, the developing modules for these platforms request acceptance beforehand builders and partnership.

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Keep in mind that all this is ultimately a beta. By 2016, the modular is on the market, and that’s the only thing that matters. In 2017, however, the ideas will be refined as well as the hardware present, the opening will probably go for the booster and more interesting offers.

The idea of a modular smartphone is a good idea, made to last. But not in this form. It will therefore necessarily taken up by other actors, to make it a truly viable platform.

3. The Ara project will be released in 2017

Of course, one cannot speak of modular let alone Ara Google project. Here, this mentality is no longer truly accessory and promises to be able to change the entire components of his phone by clipping them into a shell simply integrating the screen.

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There is no opportunity to change everything, but a platform that will integrate basic screen, processor, and RAM and will make the rest fully modular.

When we know that the first ‘Google Ara’ smartphone is to be officially released in 2017, and if you like to be an early adopter, so there is no interest in buying a device in 2016.

4. Dancing the Tango

Project Tango is no longer a project: it is a reality. Although one might think the closest technology industry, it will be a mainstream smartphone. This suggests that Tango is much more global than it might seem. Remember, this is a design for multiple cameras to locate in space the phone as well as analyzing its environment to interact with it dynamically.

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The application of this technology is thus very close to an increased reality boosted by hormones. And who knows, maybe will we see helmets with the Samsung Gear picture to transform his phone. If the technology is ready in 2016, it will be used commercially only in 2017: one more point to wait.

 

5. Virtual reality arrives with 4K screens

One could not speak of augmented reality without also speaking of its totally opposite brother-in-arms: virtual reality. The technology made its first steps in the consumer market this year with the arrival of the Oculus rift headsets, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. But the smartphone also has a head start with the Samsung Gear and has much more chance of making technology popular.

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For this, Google announced its Daydream platform for IO/ 2016 and will give the technical specifications to manufacturers for their future 2017 models. It is in 2017 that virtual reality 4K will be truly integrated with the Android ecosystem and that truly important projects will be put on the front of the stage. 

6. Flexible screens will become reality

Not everyone is affected by this latest technology, and our community has often spoken out against it. If the virtual reality does not affect you, one last revolution is preparing for 2017 that will affect consumer entirety: foldable smartphones. For a few years now that manufacturers are preparing their display technologies, but they are finally ready for the mass market.

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Looking through this list, and knowing all the new waiting consumers early next year, how can we justify taking part in this year altogether? It is no longer there to wait “a little more powerful smartphone in 2017”, but real changes in the way of understanding our use of the smartphone. That’s why we tell you very sincerely: wait until 2017, and start saving!