5 Features Of Future Smartphones
Smartphones to get smarter? Well, that doesn’t really come as much of a surprise, given the rapid advances that are being made in mobile technology! So, what’s next for the future of the smartphone? Let us take a look at some of the predictions being made.
Foldable screens – While prototypes of phones with bendy screens have been doing the rounds for a few years now, an actual phone with a flexible or foldable screen is likely to come up in the future. While this may sound unreal, it is indeed possible owing to the introduction of Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, and the usage of materials such as flexible circuit boards. What’s more, this screen will allow a user to use the phone from both sides simultaneously, for instance, to play a game on one side, while using the other side to control game play.
Biometric passwords – Find yourself going crazy trying to keep track of various passwords, and adding your phone to the list of devices doesn’t make it much easier? Well, it may not be long now that alphanumeric and/ or passwords that are based on a pattern are passé, with the possibility of biometric passwords in the offing in the next year or two. This will work on the biometric scanning principle and is believed to be thrice as secure in comparison to the fingerprint scanning that already exists in today’s smartphones including the iPhone.
Longer battery life – Yes, smartphones do boast of all-day batteries even as you are reading this, but the reality is that no phone truly comes with a battery that allows you to work on your phone all day without having to stop to charge it. However, with technology veering towards the usage of hydrogen cell batteries and lithium-ion microbatteries, things may just be set to change. The microbatteries are said to be 2000 times more powerful than the Li-ion batteries in use currently, and have the capacity to be charged almost instantly.
Waterproofing technology – Companies such as P2i (Aridion), Hz0 (WaterBlock) and Liquipel have been in the business of providing waterproofing technology to smartphone makers for a while now, but the feature has still to go mainstream. Currently available on a few handsets, this is one technology that is waiting to take the market by storm, for imagine not having to worry the next time you accidently dunk your phone in water! Only too real, the feature is expected to be a strong product differentiator.
Faster OS – Given the number of apps we use on our smartphones today, needless to say a faster OS will not go amiss when it comes to providing adequate support. Taking a cue from this, the Android market will see the introduction of Android Nougat, which aims to provide virtual reality experiences, multi-language settings, and a doze mode to conserve battery (for when the phone is inactive or on the move), amongst a host of other features.
So, are you all set for the smartphones of the future? As things slowly unfold, let us wait and watch.
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by techtalks @TechTalks February 23, 2017 1:35 PM UTC