The near future of Smartphone Technology
Current smartphones already possess a multitude of features compared to their predecessors, with the technological jump a little further than one would have expected. They are smarter each time a new model is released, with more added functions currently essential in today’s standards like browsing the Internet, multimedia features and a variety of games to name a few. Smartphones can now be considered as mini-computers, with having almost the same capabilities that can fit in your pocket.
With all these fantastic features, what would we still expect from smartphones in the near future? This is kind of difficult to predict, with all the advancements in technology that are kept under wraps as part of mobile phone companies’ marketing strategy.
What we can do, however, is base our predictions on current technological trends and make safe guesswork on what’s coming. Here are a few features that we think may arrive in smartphones in the near future:
- Flexible LCD Screens
Smartphones are now used as a means of watching videos, movies and even play games while on the go. This has lead to the development of high-resolution LCD screens for a better viewing experience. Electronics tech giant Samsung has released a video that could be seen on social media networks featuring flexible LCD screens on their next generation concept smartphones. The technology is called Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), and users can use both sides of the paper-thin screen while being able to fold it to show photos or videos to friends. The other side of the screen can also be used to control the phone while the other is used for other functions.
With this kind of flexibility introduced to smartphone technology, it’s not far-fetched for companies to develop wearable smartphones. Nokia is currently developing a concept device that allows users to wear it as a wristwatch or use it as a standard handset, depending on the task they are engaged in.
- Augmented Reality
Augmented reality in terms of computer technology refers to our sensory perception—usually sight—enhanced by the computer-generated sensory information through clear wireless specials such as graphics, sound, video and GPS data. This combination of computer data to what we see in real life gives users more information on what they see. Google has pioneered this in the market through their Google Glass product, with smartphones eventually following suit. Using the phone’s camera, for example, a user can just point it somewhere to conveniently get a real time information overlay of the surrounding area in the display to find the nearest cafe or restaurant.
- Holographic Projections
Apple’s Retina Display is currently considered cutting edge in screen resolution, with companies also having 3D screens already out in the market. The next step in smartphone technology would probably be holographic projections. This is a combination of 3D and projection technology, where a 3D image is projected out of the screen of your smartphone. If you’re a huge fan of the Star Wars film, you’ll be pretty worked up if this pushes through.
All these exciting features have all the technophiles waiting for the next big release from the smartphone industry. Will we see all these features incorporated in one unique smartphone? Only time will tell.
This post was written by Marie Felipe, a writer promoting Clear High Speed Internet Service. She believes that without the right internet connection, writer careers would already be extinct.