What Is The Future Of Smartphone Technology?
Smartphones are no longer a luxury but a necessity of the time. With the technological advancements making it possible for smartphone components to get smaller and smaller, there are many areas where the future smartphone could improve a lot.
One aspect where there is a scope for further advancement is the battery life. Expect smartphone batteries to get smaller and long lasting, maybe even powered by an alternate source such as the kinetic energy of the user or solar energy. We already have inbuilt batteries but even though charging times have reduced, the battery life of most smartphones are still a big disappointment. All this could set to change with better batteries that focus on lithium oxide and graphene rather than lithium ion batteries in use currently. Wireless charging is set to become faster, and charging cycles will be drastically reduced in future.
Shape, size, and displays
There are already curved display screens available for smartphones, but future technologies could focus on bendable or foldable smartphones which would occupy lesser space. Imagine folding away your smartphone just like a piece of paper in your pocket? The screen could also be improved offering more privacy such as popping up only when the user needs it. Some laptops already offer this technology. Virtual reality is set to invade future smartphones, and floating displays that are seen only in science fiction films till now could soon be a common feature. Siri and Google Now could turn into our very own administrative assistants ordering products and even booking tickets for us.
Google is already working on Project Ara, which aims to deliver a customized smartphone wherein a user could buy a basic smartphone for as little as $50 and then add components as per his requirement. A user could also get access to various parts through 3D printing as per his requirements. So if a user wanted better and higher pixel camera, he would simply print one and add the component to his smartphone. Another user who’d wants better battery could do so. So you could design your very own phone in the comfort of your house.
This could also eliminate the need for smartphone replacement every couple of years as a user could modify his smartphone as per his requirements every once or twice a year. Motorola and Lenovo are working on displays that can be projected onto any surface. Not only this but also allowing projecting a keyboard on any surface for faster and better typing.
The future smartphones would enable you to carry out all your functions with the help of apps. Messaging apps are already a global phenomenon and WhatsApp, and WeChat has become an integral part of our lives. Future smartphones could improve upon messaging apps and resulting an entire ecosystem of services offering to a user. WeChat is already allowing its users to book tickets and carry out limited shopping right from the comfort of its app.
Future apps could enable us to message, pay bills, order food, and grocery, incorporate e-commerce so you could order online after viewing the product in detail and even integrate artificial intelligence robots so interactions could mimic real life scenarios.
Conclusion: So if you consider your smartphone to be super smart as of now, wait till you come across the next generation of smartphones!