Friday, June 14, 2013

The future of smartphones technology

long-white-flexible-smatphonesSmartphones have come a long way in a very short period of time and they are omnipresent and omnipotent but, i can assure you, the world haven’t seen anything yet! In the near future you will have batteries that last for a week,  endless storage capacity, flexible and bendable displays, augmented reality and even holograms shooting out of your smartphone. And all of this digital sorcery will be beautifully packaged to fit straight in to your pocket or...on your wrist. Moore's Law says that we can expect the smartphones of tomorrow to be around 10× more powerful than they are today. Expect these smartphones to be nothing less than amazing!


In 2013 we assumed that HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z will be the flagships smartphones of the year and we were right. The important smartphone manufacturers dispatched from their factory's phones with 1080p screens, quad-core or octa-core processors, massive batteries, lots of ram memory, a huge array of sensors and LTE (4G) connectivity. Pretty impressive but also very predictable – if you ask me. A smartphone with a screen pixel density (PPi) of 470 is almost common nowadays and screen resolutions are approaching the limit of what a human eye can perceive. There is very little room left for improvement in this area and, sadly, the sames goes for the size of the display.

We are in urgent need for an revolution in the smartphone market, not an evolution, we demand cutting edge technology and game changing innovations. So, let's see together which part of a smartphone is most likely to bring this big changes.

Flexible Touchscreens


One technological quantum leap is at the horizon: flexible screens, a technology that has proven itself in manufacturers laboratories and is now ready for the consumer market. You will be able to wrap, fold, bend, transform and morph the shape of your phone in to whatever form you prefer. Imagine this: you will be able to metamorphose your smartphone from a wristwatch to a touchscreen tablet with QWERTY keyboard, and then folding it back again to put it into your pocket. Sounds to fantastic to be true? Flexible displays are real and they here to stay! Smartphones with morphing touchscreens will be soon available in a store near your location.

Battery Life

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The newly made advancements in lithium-ion technology mean that we wold very soon go more than a week without having to recharge our power hungry smartphones – and when we do need to charge it, it will only take a few minutes. Smartphones of the future will make us forget all about the days when we had to have two chargers, both at home and at the office,  and some of us even carried with them a set of batteries. Some of the discoveries revolve around the use of graphite in the manufacturing process of batteries and this discovery's aim to improve current lithium-ion batteries. Other studies are carried out all over the world and they promise to revolutionize the way we interact with our gadgets.

Augmented Reality and Holograms


Augmented Reality  increases the perception of the world around us through smart utilization of artificial sensory input like GPS, sound and graphics. Simply put, using the camera from your smartphone, you will be able to get much more information about your surrounding area through an interactive overlay displayed on your phone screen or, to take it a step further, from an holographic projections that will unveil in front of you. You can discover the closest cafes, eating places, information about the buildings around you and also where you could find the nearest bus, metro or taxi station. The future is already here!

These above wonders are just the tip of the iceberg.  All kinds of wizardry will be applied to your future smartphone so that you could feel, smell and augment your surroundings in a way that you could never have done before. The future is bright and it's full of magical technological marvels.

By Aleman Adrian