Mobile phones have come a long way over the past 10 years with highly responsive touch displays, predictive text, high definition cameras and facial recognition but the next 10 years will see even more improvement and what might seem right now like ‘space age’ technology.
Mind Control – Did you know that Facebook Building 8 division is currently working on the development of technology that enables people to type with their minds at a speed of 100 words per minute. This is about 5 times faster than typing on a touch display. Can you imagine being able to think about what you want your phone to do, whether it’s opening an app, sending a message or playing a video.
With this type of technology in mind, the future smartphone could look vastly different than a physical block device.
Power – Battery life is a key topic right now as this is one area that seems to have taken a backwards step as the all singing, all dancing smartphone requires more power. In the Evoke office, we do remember our much-loved Nokia 3310 phones lasting a good week or two before you needed to charge them up.
The average smartphone takes about 2 hours to charge and lasts for about 9 hours, 30 minutes. Current research and development is focussed on reducing the 2-hour charge time to 5 minutes, using a key material, graphene. There is also further development in progress, looking at charging phones over the air, once they are within a certain distance of a transmitter.
Vision – This is where it gets super exciting. A new idea is well on its way to becoming reality. A new ‘Spectroscopy’ device is opening the door for people to use technology that has been confined to lab environments. A small device is built into a smartphone camera, which enables it to see more than the human eye. Imagine where this could go. It could be used to identify everything from harmful substances to providing augmented lines of surrounding vehicles in dense fog. This upcoming development is set to take the mobile industry by storm.
5G – We can’t talk about the smartphone of the future by not mentioning 5G. 5G is the next generation of mobile network technology. It will improve your mobile experience and help you enjoy faster internet speeds, a more reliable data connection in busy places, and a near-instant connection when opening apps and websites, playing games or connecting to your smart home devices. To support 5G technologies, your smartphone will need to be 5G compatible and therefore, you will need to purchase a brand-new device. This is not ideal for everyone if you aren’t due an upgrade or organisational refresh but there are some stunning devices coming out over the next few months for those lucky enough to have budget to invest.
5G will be gradually rolled out over the UK’s major cities in 2019 and 2020. We will keep you updated on progress.
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