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The Future of Smartphones: What Can We Expect?

by Maria L. Searle
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Our trusty smartphones have become an extension of ourselves, constantly by our side and ruling our day-to-day lives. Global research shows that we spend around 6 hours and 35 minutes on our devices daily, so it’s only natural that we are eagerly anticipating the newest stage in its evolution.

There are some exciting technical advancements on the horizon for our smartphones, whether you’re a staunch Apple supporter or prefer Androids. They are guaranteed to make our lives easier. Here are just a few improvements that will shape the future of our mobile experience.

Better Gaming Experiences

From puzzle games to RPGs and the likes of online bingo, the variety of games on offer is already diverse but it’s about to get even better. We’re going to see enhanced processing power that creates console-quality graphics and smooth performances.

Say goodbye to frustrating lag and hello to ultra-responsive controls and higher refresh rates thanks to newly improved touchscreens. Smartphone developers are also turning their attention to VR and AR technology for game immersion like never before.

Foldable Phones

We’ve seen some companies already release their foldable models, including Samsung, Huawei and Motorola but the prices have put people off. However, as quality becomes more consistent and hinge mechanisms improve, these devices will become more accessible and streamlined. You’ll also see better app optimisation for the screen creases.

These larger foldable displays have the potential to boost productivity and multitasking. They are also lighter and more convenient to transport. As these displays become more mainstream, we should see prices drop and designs become more durable.

Liquid Keyboards

Physical buttons have already been replaced by touchscreen ones, yet it seems we will see them evolve again. Tactus technology has now developed keyboards that look like something out of high-budget film. Microfluid is contained in pockets on top of the typing pad which has the physical effect of raising the buttons.

This reduces the number of exposed components which defends your device against spills. Thanks to silicone or rubber membranes included with microfluid tech, the inner circuitry is already protected against water damage.

Solar-Powered Charging

In an effort to make smartphones more sustainable, we’ll experience differences in how we charge our phones with solar power. As a renewable energy source, solar power is limitless and is highly useful for those who may not have access to plug sockets. This makes devices optimised for camping, commuting and other outdoor excursions.

Issues relating to charger portability and performance will be rectified as this technology becomes more popular. You can expect to find durable products such as portable chargers, solar generators and power banks.

AI Assist

We’ve seen artificial intelligence (AI) play an important part in phones for several years now, introducing the likes of facial recognition and language translation. However, generative AI is expected to be used in more proactive ways.

For example, Google demonstrated the power of AI during their showcase of the Pixel 8 with photo editing tricks. Attendees were shown how individual subjects could be moved within pictures and how facial expressions could be altered.

Other features we could expect from AI in the future include the generation of wallpapers from a chosen theme, a virtual helper to summarise important points from emails, and the writing of captions for social media posts.

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