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WitzEnd Podcast #22: Sascha Segan, Lead Analyst of PCMag.com

December 11, 2019

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WitzEnd Podcast #22: Sascha Segan, Lead Analyst of PCMag.com

December 11, 2019

 

Joining us this week on the WitzEnd podcast, is Sascha Segan, lead analyst of mobile coverage at PCMag.com. We talk about his experience being on a popular game show as a kid in the 1980's, his idea of the perfect phone, and what stories are fascinating him the most right now. Here are the biggest takeaways from our conversation. If you like what you’re reading, be sure to listen to the whole episode, linked at the bottom of this page.

 

The perfect match…

 

Since Sascha is an analyst covering the mobile industry, we wanted to know what his ideal phone would be. Here’s the inside scoop: a clean/fast Android, small enough to fit in your hand, decent power management, good quality camera night mode, and great ability to recover from dropped connections. Sascha explains that a lot of his time is spent in the New York subway; therefore, he is constantly waiting for a good signal before he loses all connection. 

 

How Sascha sees the future…

 

Sascha predicts that over the next 10 years, there will be an influx of ubiquitous intelligent devices. In other words, the importance of the smartphone will decrease. This shift of focus to more ambient computing will include smart technology for things like our clothing, but also our furniture. For example, instead of relying on our phone to video chat with someone, we might be able to do it with our TV instead. Or, perhaps, we have smart technology incorporated into our couches that could order food directly from Grub Hub. The possibilities are truly endless.

 

Intrigued by 5G…

 

We learn from Sascha that he is fascinated with the development and growth of 5G. The reason being is simple, this technology changes how we live in so many subtle ways. He explains that, as a reporter, he’s been through the wireless waves of 2G to 3G and 3G to 4G, and with those waves, there are all of these subtle differences that improve our way of living but they add up in a huge way. He believes that if the FCC were to free up more mid-band spectrum for 5G, we could see adoption happen much faster because it's much easier to build at mid-band with its greater range. He also mentioned that he loves talking about 5G because it allows him to “geek out really hard.”

 

Hear more…
 

If you’ve enjoyed these takeaways be sure to listen to our full interview, linked below. Also, be sure to listen to, rate and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play or SoundCloud.

 

 

 

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