The smartphone companies are prospering and all credit goes to the advancements in the smartphone technology. Every now and then, a new smartphone is launched in the market with some amazing features which draws its users closer to virtual reality experiences. Now, it has become easier to predict what kind of a technology in smartphones will be launched in the future adhering to the current technology trends.
Earlier, smartphones only carried the primary function of making two-way communication by text or calls. But the smartphones of today have other extended capabilities including in-built high-quality camera lenses, finger sensor, mobile apps that aid productivity, video-streaming as well as Wi-Fi or mobile data connectivitiy that enable millions to stay connected while on the go. The mobile phones of the future will definitely be dwelled with features that we have never thought of. These multi-functional gadgets are expected to transform our lives for the better.
Below are some features that can be expected in future smartphones and may become the focal points for development in the near future.
Augmented Reality (AR)
Augmented Reality is a technology which uses the image from your phone’s camera and simply superimposes virtual information on top of it. Augmented Reality combines computer data with the real world through the use of computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics, and GPS data. With this technology, you can easily get the latest and suitable results for what you are searching for, like the information for which you would otherwise have to make a call or finding the nearest cafes or dining places.
Flexible screen is yet another most anticipated feature that will literally shape the future smartphones and other smart devices. This unique feature will enable the smartphone screens to be folded or unfolded and expand in its size. For this, all credit goes to the Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) technology. This paper-thin films of organic molecules in the smartphones will enhance brighter displays and promote less power consumption. The use of plastic substrate enables the flexilbility in the smartphones making it less in weight and easily portable.
3D Screens & Holograms
Big and successful smartphone companies are shifting from 2D to 3D featured smartphones due to advancements in the technology. At present, there are few smartphones available equipped with 3D technology in the market like LG Optimus 3D, Motorola MT810 and Samsung W960 AMOLED 3D.
Holograms can be the next possible feature and a new extension to the 3D technology used in smartphones. MasterImage 3D had already displayed a demo of the ongoing development that permits smartphones to display 3D holograms. This is the future technology that might become real in coming times.
We always have to compromise on some features when we buy a new mobile phone. It is difficult to find all the required features in a single smartphone. But with modular smartphones, we will given a choice to fully assemble our mobile phones as per our wish. Users can change the screen, batteries, cameras, sensor and other functionality as they want. Moto Z series with Moto Mods has already launched such phones in the smartphone market. So we can expect to see some more of this in the future.
Near Field Communication
The feature of ‘Near Field Communication’ will enable us to use our smartphones in place of credit or debit cards. This technology will work with the help of radio frequency. With this technology, you will be easily making the payments at the checkout counters without worrying about carrying your debit or credit cards along with you. It will also help in opening doors, or anything we currently access with a key or a card.
Biometric password is a technology in which human biological features are used to unlock the smartphones. This technology is three times secure than a fingerprint ID, which is currently offered to us. Biometric verification can be done through hand geometry, fingerprints, retina and iris patterns, earlobe geometry, DNA, and other specific biological features.
With the help of in-built projector, the smartphones can be easily turned into gaming consoles and movie theatres without the requirement of TV screens. All you need is a flat surface. A smartphone camera and voice control function will be used to detect your movements and this technology will let you interact with objects via voice commands.
Seamless Voice Control
Ever since Apple’s Siri made headlines, there is huge flood of demand relating to seamless voice control feature in the smartphones. The Seamless Voice Control feature helps us in many ways like we don’t have to search for anything manually, just say and the work is done. This technology will only let the smartphones respond to its user’s voice.
The advancements in smartphone technology will definitely offer some incredible features on our smartphones in the next several years. Everyone is eager to see what more does the smartphone industry can offer to them. With the above technologies incorporated in future smartphones, we can think of a future where communication knows no boundaries.