Predicting the future is impossible, but one can guess what might happen based on the course of developments. For instance, back in 2006-2007, when Nokia was perched atop the mobile phone industry, one couldn’t have imagined that mobile phones would become the incredibly smart and powerful devices we know them to be today.
However, during the ‘brand war’ between Apple and Samsung, when both were going head-to-head to create powerful, smart devices, one could have guessed that mobile phones would soon morph into compact, powerful models. As we step into the new decade, we already know what the smartphone companies are working on, and based on the recent developments, we can make an educated guess about the future of smartphones.
For one, we know that they will become devices that remind us of the old Sci-Fi movies. With rollable and foldable displays, smartphones might even eliminate the need to own tablets and laptops.
If smartphone brands succeed in packing 10 to 12-inch displays inside a 6-inch mobile chassis, we might even look at mobile phones becoming mini TVs! The future is certainly exciting in the smartphone industry, and with the best and brightest minds at work, we can soon see futuristic models being offered to smartphone users at affordable prices.
With that said, let us see how future smartphones might look.
While foldable displays and rollable displays are currently wooing the smartphone universe, the future might be even more interesting. Brands like Samsung are spearheading innovation in terms of form factors in the smartphone industry. Moreover, we’ve already seen foldable smartphones being launched, although they come at a premium price.
Back in 2017, the South Korean giant also announced the prototype of a stretchable display, and although the prototype could only be stretched for up to 12mm without causing any damage, we could see that concept becoming a reality over the next few years.
Imagine owning a phone with a stretchable display! The possibilities are endless, as we can convert the phone into any shape or size we want.
Today, smartphone brands offer the same model in different colors. But what would happen if the same smartphone can be made to appear in different colors at different times? Research is already underway to develop smartphones with a completely transparent back with LEDs underneath, with the glass-like material being able to absorb light, while you can choose the color of the smartphone in the settings!
If this technology comes to fruition, even mobile phones under 10000 INR can look like premium devices! Additionally, these smartphones would be almost unbreakable, with the toughened glass-like material protecting the smartphone from accidental falls and spills.
Under-display Cameras, or Rotatable Cameras
For smartphone users clamoring for completely bezel-less displays, with an edge-to-edge screen, under-display camera phones would come as a welcome change. Moreover, we already have smartphones in the market that come with under-display cameras. These include the ZTE Axon 20 5G and Vivo Apex 2020, while brands like Xiaomi, OPPO, and Realme have also teased under-display camera phones on their social media platforms.
Another camera tech that can revolutionize the smartphone industry is rotatable cameras. Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy A80 model, with rotating cameras that serve as the rear cameras, as well as the selfie cameras! This effectively addresses the user demand for better selfie cameras, as the smartphone uses the same configuration of cameras to click selfies, as well as normal photos.
Return of the Communicator Phones
Those who used smartphones in the first half of the 2000s vividly remember the Nokia E90 Communicator phones, which became all the rage, as they came with the QWERTY keyboard, and allowed users to type their messages faster. These phones came in clamshell models, with an LCD screen. While such phones have since been phased out, the cultural zeitgeist today demands smartphones that can double up as laptops.
The new Cosmo Communicator is the latest version of the Nokia E90 mobile phones — but better! Marketed as the laptop-mobile, it has dual color touchscreen displays, with a backlit keyboard, 24MP camera, 6GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage! At a time when users seek convenience, the Cosmo Communicator laptop-mobile might be the device that completely revolutionizes the concept of smartphones and laptops. Soon, even 4GB RAM mobile phones might come with a small keyboard!
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