Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 462,655 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,976 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,976 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,215 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 462,655 cutting edge ideas.

Shoestring Budget Smartphones

The Microsoft Lumia 550 Can Be Yours For Only $140

— October 9, 2015 — Tech
The Microsoft Lumia 550 is a newly announced smartphone that is targeted squarely towards the budget consumer who wants to have decent features on hand but also wants to preserve their bank balance. At $140, this is an eminently affordable device and it comes with all the features every smartphone user needs.

This phone is equipped with a 5-inch HD display, 8 GB of storage (which can be further expanded if you use a microSD card) and a 1,905 mAh battery. As far as the camera is concerned, buyers can choose between 5 MP and 2 MP versions.

The older Lumias were solid budget phones themselves, but with its bigger screen and upgraded specs, the Microsoft Lumia 550 is a clear improvement, and something anyone who's looking for a budget phone needs to consider.
Trend Themes
1. Affordable Budget Smartphones - The trend of offering smartphones with decent features at low prices presents an opportunity for companies to tap into the growing market of budget-conscious consumers.
2. Expanding Storage Options - The trend of providing expandable storage options in budget smartphones creates opportunities for companies to offer flexibility and convenience to users who require more storage space for their apps, photos, and videos.
3. Improving Camera Quality - The trend of enhancing camera quality in budget smartphones allows companies to cater to consumers who prioritize camera performance without breaking the bank.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - Technology companies can capitalize on the demand for affordable budget smartphones by developing cost-effective devices with competitive features.
2. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics companies have the potential to disrupt the market by offering budget smartphones with expanded storage options, appealing to consumers who require more space for their multimedia content.
3. Mobile Telecommunications - Mobile telecommunications companies can leverage the trend of improving camera quality in budget smartphones by promoting devices with impressive camera features to attract customers seeking affordable options with good photography capabilities.
1.3
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness