There have been many rumored designs on upcoming smartphones, like the HTC M7 and the Galaxy S4, but many of these rumors don't seem to introduce anything earth shattering or revolutionary to the mobile market. The increase to 1080p screens and the addition of higher megapixel cameras in phones aren't really innovative, and the water resistance & dust-proof capabilities of the new Xperia Z don't seem all that either. The IPhone used to be revolutionary with each upgrade, but with the passing of Steve Jobs, it has simply become evolutionary in terms of trying to keep up with every one else. The Samsung Galaxy S3 did have a few revolutionary features, such as NFC, but is the Galaxy S4 really going to be innovative? A possible eight-core (dual quad-core) processor with ARM's BIG.little architecture using a Cortex A-15 for large tasks and a Cortex A-7 for smaller tasks seems to imply more innovation under the engine, than design innovations that change how we use a smartphone.,, Some say that notebooks seem to have plateaued around 2008, and then came the netbook/tablet phenomena....are smartphones close to hitting a similar plateau? I guess the addition of NFC in phones makes mobile payments possible, but now that the mobile phone has replaced the MP3 player, digital camera, and even the PC (in terms of internet usage), what is the next step for the smartphone?