Each time the newer version of your phone comes out, it always has a few small updates. The updates aren't usually anything major, however, even the smallest upgrades make us want to replace our current phone with the newer version. Cell phone manufacturers are constantly working to come up with new updates to make our lives easier and to make our phones cooler. Some of these technicians are working on smaller updates that can be incorporated into phones within the next year, while there are other techs who are working towards long term goals to change the future of cell phones forever. Below is a list of 5 Smartphone technologies that are currently in development that will change the way you use your phone forever.
Before the invention of the Sidekick and the Smartphone, people wanted the smallest phones available. Now that we can watch videos on our phone, browse our favorite social networking sites, and even create documents on our phones, we want the biggest phones possible. Over the years, the size of Smartphones has increased more and more. Today, cell phone manufacturers are working on developing phones with very large screens that can still fit in your pocket. The screens would be able to fold and unfold, thanks to a technology called Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED). The screens would be paper thin, and photos and videos would be able to be seen from both sides of the screen. This would allow you to view videos and photos with people who are sitting across from you rather than on the side of you. People want large phones for the screen size, therefore, when the flexible screen phones are introduced, chances are the size of the phone itself will decrease.
If the large screen available from a flexible screen still isn't large enough for you, cell phone manufacturers are working on putting built-in projectors in the phones. They are working with a technology called Digital Light Projection (DLP), which would be able to project images from the phone up to 50 inches. There are a few people who will love to take advantage of this type of technology. First, if you like to watch television or movies on your Smartphone, you wouldn't need to connect it to your television. You would just need a flat surface. If you are an intense gamer, this would be an excellent feature. Rather than using a controller, you could use your voice or your body to to capture the movements. The built-in projector can change the way that we play games on our phones forever.
3D Screens and Holograms
3D screens are relatively new. Apple's Retina Display, the LG Optimus 3D, the Samsung AMOLED 3D, and the Motorola MT810 are currently using this technology. Over the next few years, most Smartphones will come equipped with 3D screens. The big change is going to the the hologram screens. With this technology, you can expect to see the image on your screen jump right out and stand in front of you. If you have ever watched a futuristic movie and it looks as thought the person is standing in the room with the character, you can expect the same thing. This is great for anyone who enjoys watching how-to videos and exercise videos. If you are going to video chat with a friend, all you would need to do is use your fingers to pull the screen open to create a hologram. When you do this, a tiny version of the person that you are talking to will be right in front of you. Of the new cell phone technologies that are being invented today, this is the one that people are looking forward to the most.
Additional Phone Security
Every Smartphone has a lock feature where the user would create either a numeric password or a specific design to unlock the phone. This keeps the phone safe from nosy people or if the phone is stolen. Apple decided make their phones even more secure, and they created a fingerprint ID. This technology will only unlock your phone when it senses your fingerprint. Smartphone manufacturers are working to make phones even more difficult to break into. A new security feature that you can expect to see is Ocular Scanning or Eye Vein Biometrics. With this technology, your phone would recognize the retina in your eye. This technology is said to be at least three times more secure than the fingerprint ID. They are also working on a technology that will unlock your phone just by using your voice. It would convert your voiceprint into alphanumeric strings that are later changed into passwords. Both of these security features will keep your phone more secure that it is today.
Dead Batteries Will Be a Thing Of the Past
The biggest complaint that cell phone users have is that their batteries die. Some batteries die faster than others. Most phones have a talk time of 8 to 10 hours before the battery dies. If you spend your time watching videos or you are on Facebook for hours, you can expect your phone to die faster. Smartphone manufacturers are working to make a battery that will last for weeks without needing to be charged. Developers are working with batteries that are said to be 2,000 times more powerful than today's batteries. They will be so powerful that they would be able to jump start a dead car battery. When the phone does need to be charged, you wouldn't need to wait an hour or two for your battery to charge enough so that it will last for a while. The new technology will charge the phone instantaneously. When your battery does need a recharge, you would need to leave it on the charger for a second or two, and your battery will have a full charge again that will last for weeks. With this technology, you won't be able to ignore a phone call and blame it on a dead battery.
Within the next 5 years, the cell phones that we know today will be very different. It makes you wonder what cell phones will look like 10 years from now.
Written by Garrett Parker
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