Will Small-Screen Phone Regain Popularity in 2016?
As partner of vkworld, we will offer you the news from this successfull Chinese manufacturer. And here are the breaking news:
vkworld releases a 4.5-inch small-screen phone called F1.
At this size, it has many advantages in terms of convenience:
- easily fits into pocket;
- no pressure to use it with one hand;
- every corner of the screen is within touch;
In 2011, Samsung launched the very first Galaxy Note which featured
a striking 5.3-inch huge display. Since then, smartphone screens are
becoming bigger and bigger. And even Apple whosticks to 3.5 and
4.0-inch screens released the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the even bigger
5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Nowadays, most smartphone screens
exceed 5 inches and some even reach 6 or 7 inches. However,
after the release of iPhone 6s, there are endless rumors that Apple
will again make a 4-inch iPhone in 2016, which reflects the need for
small-screen phones. Sony already announcedtheir Xperia Compact
line in 2013. And recently the Chinese manufacturer vkworld is also
going to bring a 4.5-inch smartphone-vkworld F1. Why do they try to
produce smaller phone which seems incompatible with today’s market?
Does smaller phone have advantages compared to bigger one?
-Width under 7cm is the limit for most people to use a phone with one
hand. And it is impossible to make a phone with 5.5-inch screen narrow
down to 7cm. When you stand in a bus or have only one hand available,
it would be hard to use your 5.5-inch phone with only one hand. But if you
are using a smaller phone like iPhone 6s or vkworld F1, there will be
no such problem.
-Smaller phone can fit better in pocket while bigger phone often
exceed the limit of most pockets. And smaller phone is easier to
carry around and weighs lighter.
-After Apple released its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone, Chitika made a
comparison between these two new devices in terms of traffic rate in U.S.
And surprisingly, iPhone 6 accounts for 2.3% while iPhone 6 Plus only 0.3%.
That means there are actually many people who prefer smaller
phone. And the market need for smaller phone is still not neglectable.
-Bigger screen will definitely cost more power than smaller screen.
With same IPS display and same resolution and same battery capacity,
a 4.5-inch screen saves more than 20% of battery power than a 5.5-inch one.
Most big screen phone has to increase resolution to maintain high
pixel density, which also consumes more power. But small screen
like 4.5 inches can stays at 720P and still keeps 326 ppi.
Above all, the market of small phone is not extinct. And small phone
has more advantages than we may think. Now we don’t have many
choices of small phone other than iPhone 5s, 6s, Xperia Compact
and vkworld F1 mentioned before etc. But in 2016, if Apple releases
the 4-inch iPhone, many companies would follow it and at that time
we will have more choices. And the vkworld F1 might be the first one
to rejoin the army of small-screen phone in 2016.
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