Here is how the smartphones of future will feel and look like!

Future smartphones will be foldable, have a virtual avatar or be like robots in your hands? Take your guess!

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we live. No more queuing for getting a ticket booked, no more fear of getting lost in an unknown town, no more hustles for enjoying the internet and….( can write 100 things). The list is very long. We all are smartphone fans and are always excited about what to come in this sector. Companies know this and hence are involved in extensive research for making their smartphones heavy in features and light in expense.

It is tough to exactly predict what smartphones will look like and be like in the forthcoming time, but we can make our assumptions after analyzing the current state of the smartphone sector. We have concluded it to a list of capabilities which smartphones will feature. Some of them have already been introduced but are in their “beta” state. Some have gone far but still not upto the mark.

The list follows:

Augmented Reality

AR, acronym for Augmented Reality is the most common term you’ll hear from the people involved in R&D of smartphones.

Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

The following paragraph is for those who are new to this term, if you have seen the demonstration of AR, you may like to skip the next paragraph.

Suppose you are playing a game, a battle game lets say, you are the fighter and your home is the battlefield. Everything is so real that you feel that your home has turned into a battlefield. Sounds exciting, and is more exciting to feel. Check this out:

(this video is exclusive to Techworm and is the property of its owner).

Smartphones can be a great platform for AR to work. You’ll just have to open the camera and the phone will tell you about the restaurants nearby( or any other thing which you’re searching for), which otherwise would be a difficult task to open certain apps and then search, wait and then get incomplete results. The biggest hurdle faced in the development of AR is the limited recognition capacity. The capacity of our smartphones to recognize whats in their camera view. As this problem is circumvented , AR will be on the next step.

Flexible Screens:

In case you remember, we did an article on Samsung bringing smartphones with flexible screen. We also mentioned that you should expect it by the end of 2016.
Samsung is building a revolutionary ROLL-UP smartphone

Well, that is the start, in future you will be able to carry a smartphone with screen size as large as a big TV and the smartphone will fold and fit into your pocket.

The new OLED(Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology will allow screens of future to be foldable
and dual sided. And this magical screen will be as thin as a sheet of paper!

In Built Projector

Thats an old thing! Yes! we know, but the range and luminosity will be far much better in next gen smartphones that those phones will be able to serve as an alternate of projectors. You’ll just need a flat surface to enjoy high quality visuals.

Smartphones with in Built projector had been introduced in the previous decade. But they were not suitable for real life entertainment. Battery backup issue also created a trade-off. It is being hoped that these problems will be solved in the near future.

Seamless Voice Control:

Voice control has been receiving much attention since Siri made headlines. Voice control has existed in many earlier mobile phones even though the voice recognition function was crude at best. Research has been made to advance the development of voice control, but it has proved to be a paramount task.

The way Siri interprets the voice input has signaled a breakthrough in the ways of voice interpretation through artificial intelligence. Instead of just depending on the sound waves for recognition of commands, Siri also makes note of the diction and syntax. Such interfaces are more accurate and easy to use.

This, combined with gesture recognition may result in smartphones that will understand non verbal inputs and talk to us in the way other humans do.

Holograms and 3D Display

With Apple’s Retina Display, we’re already very much progressed in terms of screen quality. Next is the time for 3D. There are couple of smartphones already present in the market which have a 3D screen. We can expect this feature to be a common one among phones in future.
On further advancement, smartphones will be powered with holographic display. This means that you will be able to interact with your screen objects directly and in a fun way.

In case you have any wild guess about the future of smartphones, post it in the comments.

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Abhishek Awasthi
Abhishek Awasthi
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection -Mark Twain.


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