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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.

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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