Tech Life Hacks

Deliver what smartphone users really want

Forget 5G and foldable phones. Smartphone makers should focus on extending battery life and making better cameras for phones

As I scrutinise the new phone launches that were unfolding (pardon the pun) in Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona this week, I cannot help but wonder if the latest 5G and foldable phones are what users really want.

Sure, 5G's electrifying speeds are something to look forward to as more people stream music and videos via Spotify and Netflix.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2019, with the headline 'Deliver what smartphone users really want'. Print Edition | Subscribe