Ever since the introduction of mobile phones, there had been constant innovations and revolutions in the mobile communication industry. The basic features of the mobile phones that enabled communication between two users could no longer withstand the growing expectations of the humans. Obviously, this led to the birth of the smartphones. Though the idea of the smartphone was coined in the 1970’s, it was available in the markets only by the 1990’s. In the early stages, the smartphone provided various functions such as browsing, gaming and multimedia features. However, today the smartphones flaunt endless applications. According to the IDC, the basic model phones are replaced by the smartphones based on the sales.
Upcoming Smartphones would flaunt some amazing features, which are listed below.
The smartphones will have flexible screens with the thickness of a paper in the near future. With the aid of the OLED or the Organic Light Emitting Diode, the screens can be opened or closed. These smartphones will fit in your pocket, which is really advantageous. Besides that, the smartphone would enable the user to use both the sides of the display. While playing a game on one side of the display, you can control it on the other side as well. Nokia, the market leader in mobile phones had planned to manufacture phones that double as wristwatch.
Augmented reality is a technology that improves the perception of the senses via audios, videos and graphical information. In simple terms, AR is the combination of the computerized data and the data based on the real environment. Augmented reality helps the users by providing the information on the real world.
With the help of the camera on the mobile phone, the user can point at a place and get live information about the place. Augmented reality uses GPS for its working and the accuracy of recognition is limited. This technology must be standardized to work effectively.
Built in projectors
Smartphones with built in projectors will be a major breakthrough in the future. These phones enable the users to play games instantly, as a television screen is not needed. Body motion and the voice of the user are used for controlling the functions. Already Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Beam in the market with a projector which is just a beginning.
Battery drain and the light emitted from the projector are some of the factors which must be taken in to account.
Another smartphone feature is the voice control. Though you can find voice-controlling ability some present models, it is at the basic level as of now and requires some research to make it work efficiently.
Hologram and 3D
Today smartphones are available with three-dimensional features, so the next level of advancement in displays is the projections of the holograms. In future, the smartphones will combine with three-dimensional features and the projections. The MasterImage 3D has developed a system that displays three-dimensional holographic projections. The three-dimensional screens can be incorporated with components of motion to provide enhanced interaction with the user.