A feature phone is a mobile phone that can complete basic functions, but
does not have all of the
of a smartphone
created with cost-savings in mind and as a result,
buttons and a smaller display, but
often have location capabilities and internet access.
The production and market size of feature phones is growing worldwide,
in emerging economies, thanks in part to the rise of non-traditional operating systems. Device manufacturers that use these operating systems create phones with similar functionality to that of premium-priced smartphones at a fraction of the price. Additionally, as network operators globally are upgrading their infrastructure, feature phone manufacturers are creating devices that can work on these networks, and capture a larger customer base.