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Get ready for an explosion of smartphone innovation

Is the smartphone industry stagnant?

The answer is a resounding “Sort of.”

The trouble is that most of the smartphone innovation these days doesn’t enable the user to actually do anything different. Breathtaking new technology merely allows the same old usage models — slightly faster or “better.”

The phones change. But the way we use them doesn’t.

Innovation these days seems to be all about thinner bezels, or face authentication. Which is impressive from a technology standpoint. But these aren’t features that fundamentally change how we interact with our devices.

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