The Galapagos Flip Phones of Japan

 In Japan in the early 2000s, their ultraadvanced flip phones allowed users to do everything from watch TV to paying at most stores. But because the phones were so advanced, Japan was slow to adopt smartphones. 

These flip phones are still commonly used in Japan and referred to as Galapagos phones, because they evolved perfectly for an isolated environment. Do you think the same situation could occur with platforms like Alipay in China?