What Will the Smartphone of The Future Be Like?

2017 marks 10 years since Apple unveiled the iconic and revolutionary iPhone. No matter how anyone feels about Apple or their products there is no denying that they, single handed, kick-started the smartphone market. Prior to iPhone, smartphones were difficult to use and aimed squarely at the business world rather than the mass market.

A lot has changed in the decade since, and 2017 saw the arrival of a number of flagship devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8, which exemplify the significant advances in our manufacturing capabilities. We are now seeing smartphones with almost bezel-less displays, allowing for bigger screens and devices which are much more striking to look at.

But where will our technological advances take us next? It isn’t always easy to predict what technologies will appear in the near future, or how we might apply these to the design of smartphones. It is likely that in another 10 years the phones we have today will look just as outdated as the original iPhone does now.

In this article, we take a look at some of the prevailing tech trends which look set to continue to evolve and may well underpin the next generations of smartphones.

Augmented Reality

Virtual reality has finally reached the consumer market and, while it is still an expensive hobby, it is now more accessible than ever before. Augmented reality is a different beast, one that developers have been working on for some time, and those who are developing their own augmented reality apps are hopeful that the increased interest in virtual reality will provide the impetus the consumer needs to start adopting the technology.

Augmented reality uses a phone’s camera to display the real world to the user, but overlays this image with digital elements. As well as integrating this technology in to phones it is also quite likely that we will see smart glasses, a la Google Glass, appearing in the next few years.

Flexible Screens

Samsung’s most recent flagship models have featured curved glass and the company has expressed its desire to produce phones with fully flexible screens as soon as possible. Such devices could start at the size of a current smartphone and then unfolded to produce a bigger device.

By contrast, Apple seem to be more concerned with refining their current design and want to maintain the ionic look of their devices, a foldable screen would require a complete redesign of the device’s aesthetic. You can compare articles on technologydreamer.com for an overview of the different design ethos between these two titans of the industry.

Better Voice Control

Voice assistants are now standard on smartphones, both Google and Apple have spent considerable time and money in developing their voice recognition capabilities. Those of us who remember how voice assistants behaved when they first appeared will appreciate just how far the technology has come and it is showing no signs of slowing down.

The future of smartphones looks exciting, the appearance of technologies that not long ago would have seemed like absurd science fiction are now tantalizingly close.

Author: Richard Casteel

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