The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging, and millions of new cases are being discovered every week. Amid this dangerous situation, most people are learning and working from their homes to stay safe. As expected, the screen times have shot up by a huge margin. In a survey conducted by Samsung, consumers have shown interest in smartphones that offer more productivity as they juggle between personal and professional lives while staying home.
A new infographic published by Samsung shows how people’s lives have changed since the pandemic and how dependent they’ve been on smartphones for various activities. It shows that phones are among the highest-used devices and more people want to buy a device that offers better multitasking. The survey conducted among consumers in Korea and the US shows that younger generations are multitasking on their phones more often and most of them want to use one device for everything.
As many as 82% of consumers are staying home more often, and their screen time has increased due to remote working (or learning in case of students). People are also increasingly using their devices for entertainment, shopping, and for staying in touch with friends and family. The South Korean brand says that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is engineered for the new normal, and we agree with Samsung in our review. The new foldable smartphone’s bigger screen offers higher productivity and a more immersive experience while watching videos or playing games.
Samsung’s infographic below shows more interesting statistics about how consumers are using their smartphones during this pandemic and what they want in their new devices.