With every coming year, we observe technological reforms in smartphones and they are getting more attractive and smart. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, triple camera, fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, and bezel-less display are features which we are experiencing these days in smartphones. So what’s the surprise in future smartphones and what will be trending? We will explore in this article.
1. Foldable phones
Smartphone manufacturers are scrambling through technology innovation to provide us with extraordinary features. In this race, they come up with foldable smartphones. Up to this time people are not pretty much interested. The Royole is interesting to some extent but the execution level is not on the desired level. So we can name it as Samsung’s prototype. Apart from Samsung, furthermore OEM’s are also working in this field. Companies in the list of foldable phone manufacturers are LG, Huawei, Apple, Motorola, Royole, and ZTE. It is assumed that in the upcoming year, a number of companies will be exploring this design such as Google which is partnered with Samsung for the creation of Android reform.
As 5G is assumingly trendy in upcoming years, foldable smartphones are going to be the next viral trend. It is vivid that these phones will be costly as they are indented to support multitasking and portability. As long as the initial modernity has dwindled, it will realistic job to convince customers that they need one in their life.
2. Evolution of Notch
Everyone is waiting anxiously for a bezel-less display. The addition of notch to increase screen size was the first step towards evolution. Samsung is on its way to introduce more evolved smartphones and introduced a variety of notches. These notches are designed to provide more screen space on smartphones.
- Infinity U is a U-shaped notch seen on the latest smartphones. This is adopted in mid-size smartphones.
- Infinity V is a V-shaped notch not much different than the previous one. This is also adopted in mid-size smartphones.
- Infinity O is pretty much different from the previous two. This notch is located on the side and offers more screen space than others.
- New infinity is offering a truly bezel-less display. Samsung Galaxy S10 is equipped with a new infinity display.
3. Embedded Fingerprint sensors
The next flipping point in the evolution of smartphone display is fingerprint detectors. Some smartphones placed it on one rear side while some of them replaced it with face recognition. The smartphones which are unable to scan the 3D face, that technology for them is easy to send-up. That’s why fingerprint scanners are not going anywhere.
OnePlus’ 6T is the one to bring in-display fingerprint scanner and created a charm in the market. Samsung 10 is following this suit for and creating space for other manufacturers to follow the trend. A quotation from Tech crunch site is explaining the working of these sensors.
4. Sliding cameras
Slide-up and Pop-up camera modules are already into the market with Vivo NEX and OPPO FIND X. This is currently the most loved and demanded feature for customers who are looking for bezel-less experience. It is no doubt that the trend is going to increase with the upcoming years. As you turn on the camera on your phone, you will get a slide-up or pop-up camera. The front camera is hidden with other features enclosed. These smartphones are aesthetically good in their look and create charm in the owner’s hand.
5. More and more cameras
The number of the camera is increasing gradually in smartphones and creating more attraction and suspense in self- lovers. The era of dual and triple-camera trend is nearly ending as we are going to see five or even nine cameras on smartphones. Nokia is working on launching 5 cameras while Light is working on 9 cameras. In upcoming years, companies will be competing in adding more cameras to smartphones to increase their customer values.
6. Augmented reality Tri-camera setup with 3D Mapping
Apple’s iPhone 11 is a hot topic in the smartphone market. It has a triple camera on its back. Samsung is also assumed to launch a triple camera phone. However, it is believed that extra cameras would be working on 3D-sensing for motion and gesture recognition. The table below sums up the triple camera on multiple smartphones.
With continuous improvement in smart phone’s design and looks, companies are focusing on improving software systems.
Apple and Google have illustrated how the pinch of AI and ML can create spicy wonders in photography. The next more interesting fact is enhanced focused on ultra-low light and zooming.