Australians may wish to prioritise 4G when trading in mobile phones

When trading in a mobile phone, Australians could increasingly look towards 4G as a priority in any replacement device.

New research by In-State has found that the hi-tech internet connection is a favourite feature of mobile users around the world.

It noted that the rapid adoption of smartphones in all of the planet's most developed markets has led to consumers quickly changing their demands when it comes to tools.

Items such as a sat nav system, a digital camera and email capability are now taken for granted when buying top devices.

But it is 4G that scored well when respondents to a survey were asked what they like to see included in a phone, with 75 per cent naming the technology as a must.

Telsyte recently revealed the results of its latest study, which showed that Australia is set for a huge surge in smartphone adoption, with 30 million of the models due to be sold in the next four years.

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