If we look at the 20-year leap from Nokia to the present day and predict the future of smartphones based on that, we can see that in the next 20 years, nothing could surprise us. They’ve gotten so good, so fast.
We normally expect smartphones to be more powerful than ever before, with better processors, more memory and storage, and better battery life. They will also be more sophisticated, with features like augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and 5G connectivity.
We will also see more customization options, as manufacturers continue to experiment with new materials, colors, and finishes. And we can expect more innovative features, such as foldable screens, in-display fingerprint scanners, and pop-up cameras.
So this is what the future holds for smartphones. Here are the 6 features we can expect to see in future smartphones:
1) Augmented Reality
The use of augmented reality in smartphones is not new. However, it is still in its early stages. The majority of augmented reality apps are still games and entertainment apps. In the future, augmented reality will be used in more practical ways.
Here are some examples of how augmented reality will be used in future smartphones:
- Education – Students will be able to see the solar system in 3D and learn about the planets.
- Healthcare – Patients will be able to see their blood pressure and heart rate in real-time.
- Retail – Shoppers will be able to see the price, reviews, and specifications of a product before they buy it.
- Manufacturing – Workers will be able to see the instructions for a task in real-time.
- Navigation – People will be able to see the route to their destination and the estimated time of arrival.
- Tourism – Tourists will be able to see the history, culture, and attractions of a place.
- Social Media – Users will be able to see the posts of their friends in 3D.
- Entertainment – Finally, users will be able to watch movies in 3D and play games with realistic graphics, without having to leave the real world for VR.
2) Hologram Displays
Yes, yes, we know. Holograms have been used in smartphones for years now. But those were just basic, two-dimensional shapes that were used for AR gaming or for a short marketing video. The potential for holograms to change the smartphone industry is much, much greater than that. And it all starts with the display. The display is the most important part of any smartphone. It’s the window into the device’s soul if you will. And right now, the display technology used in smartphones is incredibly primitive. It’s essentially the same technology that was used in cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs, invented by the German scientist Karl Ferdinand Braun in 1897. That’s not to say that it isn’t good enough for most people. But it is far from ideal. The actual benefits of hologram smartphone displays include:
The first major advantage of holograms is their higher resolutions. Traditional displays are limited by the number of pixels they can pack into a given area. Hologramic displays, on the other hand, are not limited by this. They can pack an infinite number of pixels into a given area, resulting in resolutions that are orders of magnitude higher than what is possible with traditional displays. Currently, the highest resolution 65-inch and 32-inch displays from Looking Glass Factory both take 8K input and can spatially direct nearly 100 million subpixel points of light to produce 100 different “views.” It means that there are just 33,177,600 pixel groups in an 8K resolution, which is comprised only of 7,680 horizontal and 4,320 vertical pixels.
One of the advantages is that their wider color gamuts are often overlooked. Traditional displays are limited by the number of colors they can reproduce. Hologramic displays, on the other hand, are not limited by this. They can reproduce a much wider range of colors, resulting in more realistic and lifelike images.
Hol their thinner/lighter form factors
Traditional displays are limited by the amount of space they require. Hologramic displays, on the other hand, are not limited by this. They can be made much thinner and lighter, resulting in smaller and more portable smartphones.
Traditional displays are also limited by their fragility. Hologramic displays, on the other hand, are not limited by this.
They are 3-D.
The biggest advantage, of course, is their ability to display content in three dimensions (3D). Traditional displays are limited to displaying content in two dimensions (2D). Hologramic displays, on the other hand, are not limited by this. They can display content in three dimensions (3D), resulting in a more immersive and realistic experience.
3) Quantum smartphones
We are all used to the idea that our smartphones are getting more and more powerful. They can now do things that would have been impossible just a few years ago. But the truth is that, even though they are getting more powerful, they are still limited by the laws of classical physics.
But what if we could build a smartphone that was not limited by classical physics? This is where quantum computing comes in. Quantum computing is based on the principles of quantum mechanics, which are, in turn, based on the weird and wonderful world of subatomic particles.
The reason why quantum computing is so well suited to machine learning is because of the way that quantum computers can process data. In a classical computer, data is processed in a linear fashion. This means that the data is processed one bit at a time.
In a quantum computer, data is processed in a parallel fashion. It means the data is processed all at once. This is a huge advantage because it means that quantum computers can process a lot more data, a lot faster than classical computers – more than 1 trillion moves per second.
This will have a number of advantages. For one thing, it will mean that your smartphone will be able to do more complex tasks, such as recognizing face patterns and decoding your thoughts based on them. For each thought, we give away some facial expressions. Only AI would be able to detect it, of course.
4) Flexible displays
Turning the previous quantum “up” into a spike, let’s talk about something less futuristic, more possible. Flexibility. This is not a new concept. We’ve had flexible displays for over a decade now. But the technology has been lagging behind the potential. But that is all changing now.
The way we use our phones is changing. We are using them more as personal assistants and for tasks that require more than just a simple tap or swipe. We are using them for tasks that require a lot of input and output. That means we need displays that can show us more than just a few lines of text. We need displays that can show us pictures, videos, and other information in a way that is easy to understand.
The current trend is for larger displays, for example, that of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, a foldable that opens up to reveal an expansive 7.6-inch display. But there are limits to how large a phone can be before it becomes uncomfortable to hold. That’s where flexible displays come in. With a flexible display, a phone can be any size and shape. It can be as large as a tablet or as small as a credit card. And because the display is flexible, it can be rolled up or even folded in half.
So what does that mean for the future of smartphones? It means that we will see a lot more diversity in form factors. We will see phones that are large and small, thin and thick, square and round. And we will see a lot more phones with unusual shapes. We will also see a lot more phones that we can be used in new and innovative ways. And we can expect those displays to be used in some novel, productive, and innovative ways as well.
5) Offline Internet
This is something very few people talk about. No, it’s not about lowering data charges. It’s all about privacy.
We all know how our data is tracked and used by Google, Facebook, and other online companies. They use it to sell ads, improve their products, and more. But what if we could use the Internet without these companies knowing what we’re doing? That’s where offline Internet comes in.
In the future, smartphones will have the ability to use the Internet without connecting to a Wi-Fi network or using a cellular data connection. This will be possible because of new technologies that allow devices to communicate with each other without the need for a central server.
What this means is that our data will be more private. We’ll be able to use apps and websites without the fear of our data being collected and used by companies.
Offline Internet is a great idea, and it will become more important in the future as we become more reliant on our smartphones.
6) Smartphone AI that actually comes out
Imagine an AI built-in your smartphone that detects your mood and plays a piece of music based on your current emotional state. But how? Well, AI loves patterns. In fact, the future of AI relies on its ability to collect, analyze, and reanalyzed, reanalyze data to find the hidden patterns that predict human behavior. And it’s not just because AI can analyze patterns in your behavior, but because it can also detect patterns in the music itself.
So, when you get a call from your AI, it not only knows your number, but it also knows your voice, your face, your mood, heartbeat, facial expressions per each thought, and many other data points. Key to this pattern detection is the ability to identify the micro-expressions, which can exist in any form, that people make that reveal what they’re really feeling.
One way that AI could be used in future smartphones is to help control the temperature of the phone. For example, if you’re in a hot environment, the AI could detect this and turn on the air conditioning to keep the phone cool. Or, if you’re in a cold environment, the AI could detect this and turn on the heating to keep the phone warm.
The main point here is AI, which can detect your mood, and act or give suggestions based on that, would be great. Imagine a phone that can not only read your mind, but also give you personalized recommendations on what to do, where to go, and what to buy. This is the power of AI, and it’s something that will be used in future smartphones to make them even more useful and convenient.
Looking back on the past decade of smartphone innovation, it’s amazing to see how much has changed. But looking ahead, it’s even more exciting to imagine all the new features we might see in future smartphones. We can expect smartphones to get even more powerful, with faster processors and more advanced artificial intelligence. Lastly and most excitingly, we can expect to see new and innovative features that we can’t even imagine today. So whatever the future holds for smartphones, there is only one thing that is for sure: they’re going to keep getting better and better.
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