The development of mobile phone technology has happened at a rapid rate over the past decade. The major mobile phone makers produce new models every year, with the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, and Sony among the big-name companies who release new phones annually. To keep people interested in the new phones, manufacturers must keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible in mobile technology in a highly competitive global market. The question is, what is the next big tech leap coming to mobile phones?
Mobile phone cameras have become a major selling point. Millions of people around the world use their mobile phone to take photos and add them to social media websites and apps. One of the most popular types of photos is the selfie and this involves taking a photo using the camera situated on the front of the mobile phone. However, the cameras located on the front of mobile phones take up space, even if it is a small amount of space in the top corner of the screen. Some companies have tried to hide the front facing camera at the bottom of the screen, but the next big step will be to remove the hole-punch completely. This would leave a clean display meaning the screen is uninterrupted across the front of the phone.
We have seen many developments in the quality of mobile phone screens and the top phones offer a fantastic viewing experience when playing games or watching movies. Holograms have been featured in many films and there has been some development in holographic screens. The screens would be flexible and allow users to bend the mobile phone and view the 3D screen from different angles. The holographic screen would also allow for interaction between the user and the screen, which would be a huge development in mobile technology. A holographic screen would mean a new way to play games and watch movies. Taking online casino games as an example, you could play live roulette, baccarat, poker, blackjack, and studio games while viewing the room from different angles and interacting with elements of the room on the screen.
Wireless Charging and Elimination of Ports
Wireless charging is not perfect and there are still some steps to go before it becomes the method of charging for most people. However, it will not be long before wireless chargers are made available in cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops. The chargers could be set within a table at a café or restaurant and simply placing the phone on the table for 10 minutes will be enough to completely charge the phone. As wireless charging becomes the norm, the need for ports on mobile phones will be eliminated. Ports can be become dirty as phones sit in pockets and eventually stop working. This leads to problems, not only with connecting chargers but also peripherals, such as headphones.
Changes to front facing cameras, displays, and charging are three of the next big tech leaps we could see in the mobile phone industry.
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