The Prospects of Smartphones in the Coming Decades

We have already covered some of the ideas we have about what the future holds for smartphones. However, we have decided to expand on our previous piece a little, as we feel there is a lot more to share. So, are smartphones going to become nothing more than small nifty toys that project holograms and let you connect to sites and use codes like the Casimba bonus code faster than light with the new 5G network, or are there some breathtaking new features that we may expect in the coming decades?

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You would think that the companies are going to continue competing to come up with a phone with the best processor, screen resolution, camera, and streaming capabilities, and you would be right. That is, for the most part.

The coming decades are likely going to experience a larger variety of phones for specific purposes. Let us consider what we have on the table so far. There are classic smartphones that are the industry standard, old flip-phones, ancient burner phones that have withstood the test of time and become obsolete (but are still quite functional), smartwatches, and smartphones designed for rough and dirty jobs, with built-in features, like the compass, SOS signal, and shock-resistant case.

While we can certainly see companies like Apple, Huawei, and others coming up with little hand-held online cinemas, there is a whole market for hipsters and their non-mainstream heirs. Some might look for a bit of nostalgia or anything that simply stands out from the rest.

Integrated SIM

It is no secret that companies try to provide you with solutions that integrate several of your needs, be it with separate products, or all-in-one devices. The competitive market currently allows you to buy your SIM card from one company and your phone from another, but it is only a matter of time before these meet half-way and become one.

Imagine a phone that is always your phone, with your specific number and settings. Granted, this might cause a bit of discomfort to people who like switching phones or even present a few difficulties when people don’t want to get a new account every time their phone breaks down beyond repair. Still, we believe that this innovation could gain some traction.

Wireless Charging

How annoying is it when you don’t bring your charger with you on your trip or misplace it and your battery runs out? You have to get used to not using your phone and being disconnected until you get back home from your trip or until you buy a new charger. This is especially annoying if your phone guzzles power (which is something they all do as time goes by). There is only so far a power bank can take you. Solution? Wireless charging.

A San Jose startup called Energous has developed a transmitting system that can power up devices at a distance of three feet away. This is just one of the many projects like it that are currently in development by companies like Ossia and PowerCast that we can also expect in the future, which would not only solve our charging problem with our phones but all wireless devices, including computer hardware. Imagine the possibility of public charging areas where you can use your phones and tablets to their fullest, without worrying the juice might run out.

 

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