The flagship smartphone is dead
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We used to live in simpler times. Five years ago, there was only one iPhone, one Palm Pre, one Nokia N8, and one Xperia X10. Each mobile companys flagship phone was readily identifiable. But then 2011 and the inexorable rise of Android happened, and now the very idea of a flagship is starting to feel dubious. Is LGs best phone the G4 or the V10? Is Samsungs flagship the Galaxy S6 or the Note 5? And which iPhone is Apples most important one?
One phone no longer fits all
In todays mobile world, every smartphone manufacturer recognizes that one size isnt enough to fit all. Google has the single-handed Nexus 5X and the extra-large Nexus 6P, which are neatly matched by Microsofts 5.2-inch Lumia 950 and 5.7-inch 950 XL. Beyond the…