Most notably, the expansion of foldable devices and the “fifth generation” is a basic specification

5 competitive trends that will shape the smartphone market in 2022

Companies will compete in raising the capabilities of processors and artificial intelligence functions.

Photography: Ashok Verma

Two experts in the information technology sector said that during the current year, the smart phone markets will witness five competitive trends among the producing companies, represented in the expansion of folding devices with new concepts, the transformation of fifth generation technologies into basic specifications, the rise in fast charging capabilities, as well as the development of cameras. , high processor capabilities and artificial intelligence.

Fadi Abu Shamat, an information technology expert and director of strategy and planning at OPPO Middle East for Products and Technology Solutions, said that the smartphone markets in the region will witness this year a number of competitive trends that will shape the new features in the sector.

He explained that the trends include the expansion of the introduction of folding phones with more advanced concepts, and at lower prices compared to 2021, pointing out that the most prominent changes will be in the size of the phone and the shapes of screens, to overcome previous challenges in the screen, especially when it is unfolded, and the impact of the folding site is clear.

He added that the repercussions of the “Covid-19” pandemic will force the use of these products in education and work, as well as personal uses, with the advantage of turning into a large screen that simulates “tablet” devices when unfolded.

He explained that another competitive trend is the transformation of fifth generation technologies, to become basic specifications in most new phones.

He also referred to the expected competition between manufacturers, to raise the capabilities of processors in phones, and to increase reliance on artificial intelligence functions, especially with the increase in the uses of phones for various purposes in light of the continuing effects of the pandemic, and 2022 will witness an expansion in the competitiveness of companies, to raise the capabilities of phone cameras.

For his part, the General Manager of "TASC" Information Technology Solutions Company, Ashraf Fawakherji, said that there are market indicators that determine the most prominent competitive trends that shape the features of the smart phone sector during 2022, most notably the increased spread of support for new versions of phones with fifth generation technologies, to become a basic specification. After it was a competitive specification in large phones during 2021, and extended to medium-cost phones, this technology is expected to be available in all categories of phones during the current year.

Fawakherji pointed to the high competition in fast charging capabilities, which are expected to exceed 60 or 70 watts, to launch phones that charge fully in a period of only 15-20 minutes.

• Expectations to increase the capabilities of fast charging, processor and artificial intelligence.

Fadi Abu Shamat:

• “2022 will witness an expansion in the competitiveness of companies to raise the capabilities of phone cameras.”

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