15 most anticipated features of smartphones
After the appearance of the original iPhone in 2007, the further evolution of smartphones was quite predictable: a large screen, powerful processor, longer battery life, faster Internet connection and high-resolution cameras, more applications. But recent technological developments make it clear that it will soon take place in the evolution of smartphones radical changes. Here are 15 features that will appear in smartphones over the next five years.
Bluetooth 4.0 has led to the emergence of multiple sensors: biomedical (eg, heart rate, blood pressure), physical (distance, number of calories burned) and environmental (temperature, humidity), but each one requires a separate application. Samsung has already established some sensors in the Galaxy S4, but in five years they may seem obsolete.
By the end of this decade, we will carry sensors everywhere: on shoes, sunglasses, belts, watches and clothes - they will not only allow us to control all the details of our body and to know everything about the environmental conditions, but also can contribute to the prevention and treatment of diseases.
2 eyes or his voice will be password
As expected, Apple already allows you to set a password, the fingerprint - this feature is expected to be in the iPhone 5S model, but by 2018 the ninth year the phone as ID will be able to use the retina - this is called "eye scan" or " biometrics eye veins. " Company engaged in the development EyeVerify, and this technology can provide three times more security than fingerprint identification. Since we are talking about phones, then as a security authenticator voice will speak, with such a model already exists - Baidu-Lenovo A586 was released in China. Also at Carnegie Mellon voice security technologies are being developed - alphanumeric sequences, which are then transformed into passwords.
3. Processors 32-Core
each is installed on the smartphone app is optimized for the processor specific power, and according to Moore's Law, smartphones may soon become a super-thin, with the number of processor cores can increase up to 32 - perhaps the competition between ARM and Intel may cause new microarchitecture . Thus, after five years, smartphones will become more powerful than the most powerful laptops today.
4. Computational Cameras
advanced cameras will seem just as out of date in five years, as today we seem Membrane "Soap". Digital cameras disappear, but instead they will have computational camera that will work almost like human eyes - instantly focus, track objects, and to adapt to lighting conditions and prerequisites can be called Chimera from Nvidia and MEMS from DigitalOptics.
The difference between photography and video will disappear thanks to features such as Zoe in the HTC One - you can make a short three-second clip, which will be described in photography, as well as help in selecting the most successful picture: instead of choosing the time, you're just doing a few shots in a row.
5. Voice control
Touch screens will retain its value for smartphones, but with more powerful processors and sensors, five years, perhaps we will see a better version of useless Samsung Smart Scroll, built in the Galaxy S4, or "gaze detection" in Apple products. It is also likely that there will be a voice controls, and thus it will be possible to give all the teams - play music, answer calls, launch applications or requests for information. Instead the team, "Galaxy, call Mom" in your phone will be somewhat "robotic", each of which will perform its function, and powerful processors allow you to chat with your phone and turn it into a universal translator.
6. Flexible screens
Many people say that the screens will soon be able to roll up into a tube - this prediction is based on the current technology: YOUM OLED from Samsung and flexible glass Willow Glass from Corning. It is more likely that in the future gadgets will be equipped with a display, placed on the entire surface of the smartphone or on both sides of the broad - so becomes possible to view both sides. Or will a wide screen that can be folded in half, but which, as in the wallet will not be in the middle of the slot.
Screens of smartphones will be flexible with new materials such as polymers, flexible circuit boards and batteries reconfiguration. The phone can be twist and bend at any angle for convenience or give additional control possibilities: for example, you can twist the smart phone into the phone to turn it on or off, and to break phone 2018-th year will be impossible.
7. The transflective liquid-crystal display
transflective LCDs reflect sunlight or themselves, eliminating the need to highlight in the sunlight, and when the sun is shining brightly, the images are clearer and brighter. The problem is that at the moment transflective LCDs are very expensive, and the contrast is reduced by the lack of lighting, so far no one smartphone manufacturer will not use this technology. However, the technology is too good to be on it so easy to give, and there will definitely solve the problem in the next five years.
8. Eternal batteries
There are two emerging technologies, the essence of which lies in the fact that living cells reproduce energy: they can do it for a week without needing to be recharged. The first technology - generating energy from hydrogen cells - Apple is developing together with ROHM Semiconductor manufacturer, Aquafairy and Kyoto University.
Perhaps more promising is another technology - the development of lithium-ion microbatteries: University of Illinois employees argue that the performance of new batteries in 2000 times higher than today's lithium-ion - New recharged almost instantly, and their power would be enough to start a stranded car battery. Therefore no one will be able to st 2018 to complain about the shrunken the battery, even if it appears alone on a desert island.
9. Smartphones will be the key to all
NFC, or Near Field Communication, is not yet popular, yet less common NFC-enabled headphones, speakers, or other similar devices. In addition, there is still no mobile wallets - perhaps people do not believe that their money will be safe, but end up in Apple products will be exactly the NFC.
Sooner or later, we will pay for purchases in stores with a smartphone, what's more, we will use it to travel on public transport, to open the hotel room door and the door of your own home - in general, by 2018, the ninth year the smart phone will replace the cards and keys.
10. The positioning inside buildings
In five years, you will be able to determine exactly where in the building you are and how to get to a particular store.
With GPS you can find your way in large metropolitan areas, suburbs or in the middle of the forest, and some technologies, including RTLS, allow us to find the person shopping center, hospital, airport or office. Unlike GPS, which do not cover the area inside the building, installed on your smart phone will allow IPS to determine your position in the room. Although standards for the IPS is currently not yet been identified, developed in recent years, In-Location Alliance is engaged in development of this direction.
11. The software radio system
Many operators in the US Cellular announced their plans for deploying HD Voice technology in this or next year, but the GSM system from AT & T and T-Mobile are not compatible with CDMA-based HD Voice on Sprint and Verizon. Thus, the technology is not yet marketed, but it has an alternative in the form of software-defined radio (SDR). SDR can not only improve the quality of voice transmission without affecting compatibility issues, but also to solve all these difficulties, replacing dependence of bandwidth on specific processors, tuners and antennas on software solutions.
Thus, to solve the problems of compatibility between domestic and international networks only need innovative software.
12. Water resistance
Three companies - Liquipel, Hz0 (WaterBlock) and P2i (Aridion) - are working on waterproofing technology over the past few years. Motorola, for example, on some phones uses a solution of P2i, called SplashGuard. Liquipel also offers a range of waterproof mobile phones, and also sells pre-treated with the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S3s. Water-resistant smartphone - only a matter of time.
13. LTE Advanced / 5G
American cellular operators also report the next generation 4G LTE - LTE Advanced, or IMT-Advanced: for example, the new LTE-network from T-Mobile already supports LTE Advanced, which theoretically allows to increase the data transfer speed three times. But LTE Advanced - not 5G, which does not require high frequency spectrum and are not faced with many technical obstacles: for example, Samsung recently demonstrated 5G, providing one Gbps, but the propagation distance is a problem, and even Samsung recognizes that technology to market will come to 2020..
The connection speed with LTE Advanced will be similar to the connection of fiber optic cable to your phone and will provide a speed 100 times faster than 3G, using much less bandwidth. As a result of the heavy loading of a file or streaming videos on a smartphone in 2018, the year will be just as quick and seamless as your the Ethernet-connected to a stationary PC right now.
14. The ubiquity of Wi-Fi
By 2018, the ninth year it will be possible to leave the house, to sit on a plane and go to another continent and stay in your own wireless network.
The company Wi-Fi Alliance in conjunction with the Wireless Broadband Alliance and a number of mobile operators are preparing to submit Passpoint, designed to provide automatic secure connectivity to Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world. Will no longer scroll through the list of available wireless networks or passwords selections - Passpoint make a connection to the Internet is as easy as connecting to a cellular network.
15. The mobile design of
By 2018, the ninth year smartphones can stop to look as smart phones we already know that the flexible screens will add them to its ergonomics and aesthetics, in addition, there is a "smart" watches like Sony SmartWatch and Pebble.
By 2018, the ninth year smartphones will change: CPU will look like something that you already wear - watches, belt or shoes, or attached to clothing, or they can be like Google Glass - you might even be able to buy the ocular implant that allows you see your personal "shield" floating in front of you in the air.