Tech Trends that will change the smartphone industry ahead

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 25, 2018, 2:36 pm IST
Updated Oct 25, 2018, 4:03 pm IST
The roadmap of technology that will be appearing in upcoming devices in the very near future
It wasn’t so long ago that smartphone fingerprint scanners, dual cameras, and contactless payments were considered wild ideas, and yet there’s still much more awesome tech to look forward to in the coming months and years.
 It wasn’t so long ago that smartphone fingerprint scanners, dual cameras, and contactless payments were considered wild ideas, and yet there’s still much more awesome tech to look forward to in the coming months and years.

Smartphone technology moves at a brisk pace, with new camera, processor, and other enhancements appearing each year. It wasn’t so long ago that smartphone fingerprint scanners, dual cameras, and contactless payments were considered wild ideas, and yet there’s still much more awesome tech to look forward to in the coming months and years.

Whether you’re holding out on a major upgrade or are just interested in what’s to come, here are some pieces of smartphone technology that will be appearing in upcoming devices in the very near future. Deepak Kabu, CEO for Ziox Mobiles, gives us insights of the upcoming trends in the smartphone industry.

 

To begin with AI to make SMARTPHONE – Smarter, as artificial intelligence develops, so will smartphones. Scientists call it ‘Deep Learning’ which essentially means technology with a memory. Soon you may be able to have a real conversation with your phone. It will recognize your speech and commands, then respond to you uniquely. Existing AI agents will expand across the industry, complemented by embedded AI in all parts of mobile devices from cameras, to audio, to machine. Come to think of it. The continuous improvements made these smartphone AI Personal assistants more ‘human’ in many aspects such as the way they talk, behave, and act. For now, they can do basic things such as call someone for us, send text messages that we dictate, open mobile applications, and play some music, to name a few but future innovations, would change the way these virtual assistants would work for us. Having them book a flight for you? Or do Online shopping might be a reality.

Next, comes our favourite ‘Cameras’. This a no brainer, we saw a transition from one camera on a phone, to Dual Cameras to Quad Cameras where there were two on the front and two on the back. Understanding the ongoing trends, it comes as no surprise that Smartphones can sport three Cameras at the back. One to capture RGV, One monochrome and another to Zoom in an object. We might see the entry of 5x optical zoom too. Next being 5G; is about more than just faster download speeds, even though that's where most of the attention will be focused. It's still a few years off for most, but smartphone makers are getting ready for 5G.

Despite promises it will allow us to download entire movies in just a few seconds it's hard to see the average user getting excited right now though. Furthermore, Smartphones, today, offers a number of privacy-enhancing opportunities that identifies the information, encrypted on the phone. Face unlock though existed before but has now been in mainstream again by using advanced tech like dot projectors and infrared cameras. As we have seen in the current trend that manufacturers are exploring the ways to beef up the device security. Currently, Facial recognition, finger print sensors are in trend. In coming time, as smartphone sensors continue to evolve, your new smartphone might eventually recognize you without scanning. Instead, it will look for other unique attributes, such as the tone of your voice, the way you move or the pattern of your typing.

The expanding smartphone market at the same time, shall take a new turn soon. After slim smartphones, bezel-free smartphones, now the world is going to witness foldable and Flexible smartphones and screens. The companies are bending their minds to bring the most-sought foldable smartphones into the market. Manufacturers are also working upon smartphones which are durable and difficult to break. Lastly, the future shall also eliminate the frantic feeling that your smartphone battery is about to die. Amazingly, charging your phone may soon be a thing of the past: Technology companies are developing a way for your gadgets to power up while they're sitting in your pocket.

By converting radio waves into battery-replenishing power, smartphones equipped with special receivers can literally pull energy right out of the air. It's not far-off in the future stuff — the technology is making its way to the real world in a matter of months.

It’s hard to say how fast these trends will manifest, or what types of devices and upgrades will dictate their development, but an increased exposure on all these fronts awaits.

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