Future of Smartphones: What to Expect Next

Smartphones have gone through major changes during the last few years. The tasks we perform with our smartphones today were not even in the wildest imagination of people a decade ago. Surprisingly, we are nowhere close to reaching the end of this evolution process. In fact, there’s still plenty more to come, or so it seems. Let’s go into the future for a few minutes and explore the major innovations that will possibly be part of smartphones in the coming years.

Flexible Screens Will Enhance User Experience

It’s only a matter of a few years before smartphones will get flexible screens for watching movies and videos and playing games. These screens will look like normal-sized screen when folded, but you can unfold them to get a bigger view of images, videos, and movies. You may even get two screens with one smartphone, one screen on each side so that you can show videos or images to your friends from one side and control the device from the other side. Check this prototype to get a glimpse of the future.

Built-In Projectors Will Be Common

If flexible screens are still not enough for you, then you may get benefit from built-in projectors that will be the must-have feature in future smartphones. These projectors will be able to display images and video in good quality. You may no longer need to invest on big screen TVs as you can enjoy a similar experience through your smartphone.

Batteries Will Have Much Longer Life

The major drawback of smartphones is that they consume battery very fast, mostly due to the high-quality screens. This limits their use as most of us cannot charge the battery after every few hours or on a daily basis. Also features like flexible screens and built-in projectors won’t work if the battery timing is limited, which is why a lot of research has been done to resolve the issue. The good news is that most of the experiments have shown positive results. For instance, a research conducted at Nanyang Technology University, Singapore, has led to a development of a battery that completes 70% of its charging in just 2 minutes and has a useful life of 20 years. Don’t get too excited too soon though, as there are still several years before we can practically use these batteries on our smartphones.

Voice Control Will Become Much Better

Even though touch screens are not going anywhere anytime soon, it’s safe to expect voice control to become even more attractive and powerful than they already are. Voice control feature will definitely become better with time, taking the convenience of using a smartphone to a whole new level. Siri, Cortana, Google Now and M are a good start in this regard, but there is still a long way to go.


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