How will technology in general, and mobile in particular, is a hotly contested in which let our imagination is key to cover all the possibilities that hides the future. Each has its ideal of where technology will aim in the near future, and the opinion of any person is as valid as any other.
We, particularly, from time to time we like to let off steam that imagination. This time, based on how it has advanced the mobile phone market in the past five years, we have tried to imagine how will future phones. And when we say "future" we do thinking about the years we have just around the corner; 2018, 2019, 2020 ... we are accompanying you on this trip?
The kingdom of curved screens will expand?
A trend that began to hit hard back in 2015, and promises to go even further in this 2016, are the curved screens: either curvature at the edges to Samsung style , or curvature along the entire screen LG style , the truth is that the curved panel displays has been a curious touch as to look for a new way to differentiate competing devices.
Given what crystals and screens have had to evolve so that these designs are possible, maybe in the future we meet screens with a greater curvature, or unthinkable today forms. Yet, despite this progress, the question that haunts us by the head remains the same ... Will we get a profit of truth to the curved screen?
Did you curves screens flexible screens?
Although, on the other hand, a possibility should not be excluded is that the curved screens are just an intermediate step towards another concept that, although we have seen not yet applied at the same level, it would be much more attractive: flexible displays, with crystals capable bending at the user. Of course, we talk about something that we dreamed loooong time.
This would open the door to hitherto unthinkable designs, resulting in smartphones or tablets able to bend or fold according to our needs, which, by the way, and tried to make Sony technology currently on the market. Samsung itself is already working on the possibility of making phones with flexible displays, according reveal certain patents now made public, and probably more than one manufacturer is looking to the future in this direction.
Are smartphones will be reduced as mobile phones?
If we remember, we remember that the first mobile phones were huge: It took years to get to the most compact elements to make mobile were portable real, and not a contraption that would not fit in our pocket With smartphones, the trend has been. reverse: the size has increased exponentially since its inception, growth that has been becoming reality as we asked more screen to better consume the content.
At this point, it seems unlikely that smartphones are to be reduced in size in a short - term future, but the miniaturization continues its advantages: reducing the size of the frames for designs that better use the front, reduce the thickness as which is achieved by reducing the size of the internal components or even such insignificant details at first sight make the camera does not protrude over the phone without sacrificing image quality.
Will we continue having the metal as best material?
Metals now stand as the best materials valued by users: a better impression metallic device causes a device made of plastic, but then each has its advantages and disadvantages. Despite that, the future could not be filled with metal, and other materials could become the favorite manufacturers.
In fact, today and find examples of manufacturers who bet on different materials. The OnePlus Asian, for example, has as usual launch their devices with different finishes such as wood or kevlar , giving the user the opportunity to change the cabinet finish as desired. Did any of those flashy materials will become the protagonists of smartphones of the future? Or is the glass which will definitely take over the metallic finishes?
Are modular design will become the standard?
And speaking of modular designs, projects like Ara are close to bringing us a phone where we can change the parts according to our needs. Need more camera, additional sensors or broken screen? In a modular mobile you can change each piece independently, no headaches, keeping the base and the components you want to continue using.
Project Ara is close to being a reality , so maybe we should not wait too long to see it in our hands. Yes, for now the reality is that this type of project is aimed at emerging markets, so it's to see if manufacturers really have any interest in bringing this concept to all markets.
How do you think that will be the phones of the future?
Once exposed options most ballots have to become reality in the future, what idea you like most of those discussed? Do you have your own picture of where will the future of mobile telephony? We want to know what you think you, so we encourage you to use comments to tell us what you seek is what the future of mobile.