Everything has the same design – have mobile designs become boring?

Few or no one probably wants to go back to what smartphones looked like in the past, with rough frames around the screens. Thanks to the fact that the frames are now almost non-existent, a more efficient use of the outer dimensions of the phones is offered.

The fact that the front is now a single large screen with rounded corners also makes all smartphones look the same. Manufacturers can still characterize the design to some extent, but from the front, most mobiles are very similar to each other.

Today, the differences on the front mainly consist of whether the sides of the screen slope, and of how the manufacturers have chosen to integrate the front camera. This is where Apple stands out as the company still has its large sensor jack à la 2017, while Android manufacturers mainly use camera islands.

However, this difference also seems to be disappearing, as more and more people will integrate the front camera under the screen so that it is not visible. The design of the back cover matters less than the design of the camera module, as most people use some form of shell – 84 percent on Swedroid according to a survey from the beginning of the year.

Before today’s modern smartphone format took over, mobiles could have the most strange and varied designs, something we discussed in an article a couple of years ago. The smartphone market has today one exceptions, other than niche grassroots-funded models, and that is foldables.

Foldable screens open up new form factors and designs, something manufacturers such as Samsung, Motorola, Xiaomi and Huawei and others have taken note of. The classic folding phone format has also made a comeback. However, foldables are still very expensive and it will take some time before the units get past the very top price segment.

So even if smartphones have only gotten better and better, the design may have become more boring at the same time. Is there any manufacturer you think manages to stand out in the crowd with its design even today?

Source: Swedroid by swedroid.se.

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