The future of smartphones is really shaped for some amazing changes. We’ve seen data transmission reaching super-speeds with the introduction of 4G and 5G networks in some parts of the world. WiFi technology is even becoming more reliable and versatile than ever. So it makes sense to say that the sky is the limit for smartphone makers or those involved in this kind of innovation.
The field of smartphones is still very wide open. It has not been fully exploited, and this can be seen in the way smartphone manufacturers are engaged in the battle of shapes and new interfaces. Still, no manufacturer has ever come up with a shape or interface that satisfies all consumers.
In fact, the next killer idea in the world of smartphones could look like a tablet PC, a flip phone, or something that the world has not yet conceived.
In as much as the future of smartphones is concerned, security challenges are becoming a real threat. Evil Twin attack is just an example of a security breach that has affected smart devices. In this setup, someone tunes a server’s service identifier to look like a legit hot spot while blocking traffic going to the real server. So when an unsuspecting user connects to the hacker’s server, their information is intercepted and stolen.
In other words, the area of smartphone security is set to witness a lot of changes in the future. But on the other hand, some critics argue that antivirus software developers are only exaggerating security matters in relation to the future of smartphones because they want to make more sales.
As at now, security considerations either focus on specific operating systems or user behavior as opposed to the network, and that’s an opportunity there.
Nokia and Samsung showed the world that they could display content on malleable phone displays. The two companies were basically offering consumers a chance to enjoy watching video and playing games in a bigger display. When done, they simply fold the screen back so the phone can fit inside the pocket.
But if all this rolling is not enough, then smartphones of the future will still offer something more. Tomorrow’s smartphones will come with built-in projectors to satisfy the appetite of iMax lovers. Some models already have this feature in place, and it looks like more manufacturers will implement it on a larger scale.
Samsung already has a digital projector capable of channeling a 50-inch image at 15 Lumens provided the user has a flat surface. And we are expecting more of this trend to feature in several high-end mobile devices.
3D smartphones and then holographic projections
We already have a few 3D mobile devices in the market. The Motorola MT810 and the LG Optimus 3D are a very good example of 3D devices.
But what happens after 3D? Well, 3D will be integrated with certain elements of motion when it comes to how users interact with the device. For instance, this feature will allow a user to resize their photos by pulling or compressing holographic photos appearing in front of them. They can even displace objects by grabbing and taking them from point A to B.
That’s the future of smartphones which shall go into the market in the coming months or years. Nevertheless, other innovations which haven’t been mentioned here will also take form. It’s just hard to anticipate what they’ll be. So we can only rely on what the current trend is showing us.