Named 10 technologies that will become standard for smartphones this year or next year

The growth of smartphones this year, according to forecasts, is expected to decline for the first time since their emergence into the single digits. In 2010, an increase was recorded in 73%. Now, analysts Gartner predicted smartphones this year growth of 7%, and IDC Research, and even less is 3.1%.

In these circumstances, competition among manufacturers increases, so they can’t ignore industry trends. In the result of innovations introduced by some market participants, have the chance to quickly become de facto standards. In Gartner, has named the ten technologies, which, in their opinion, will be accepted in 2016 or 2017.

The list opens fast charging technology, followed by wireless charging technology. It is no coincidence, since the batteries of smartphones on the background of regular reports of revolutionary developments in this field usually provide devices only for one day.

According to analysts, a standard feature will be the support of augmented and virtual reality. Smartphones EN masse will get a virtual personal assistant.

  • Fast charging.
  • Wireless charging.
  • Augmented and virtual reality.
  • Dual camera.
  • Sensors: biometric authorization and technology.
  • Voice assistants.
  • Flexible/curved displays.
  • Wi-Fi Standards 802.11.
  • USB-C.
  • e-SIM.

Common items of equipment will be multi-camera modules, sensors, biometric identification, curved and flexible displays. In addition, hardware will become a standard wireless interface Wi-Fi 802.11 the latest version of USB-C port and a built-in SIM (e-SIM).

One trend will be the transformation of the smartphone from the device, performing the functions of more or less Autonomous element of a more complex set that includes other devices, covering new scenarios of use.

A sharp decline in sales of smartphones, according to Gartner, due to the fact that consumers already have so many devices of this type as they need. The smartphone market in North America, Europe, Japan and other Asian countries as well as in the Pacific region saturated at 90%.

The growth of sales of mobile devices will continue, although much slower than even a couple years ago, at the expense of China, analysts say. However, the largest potential for growth has all the same India.

Without fundamental changes in the design of the smartphone or enhance their functions, the growth of smartphone sales will continue to slow down until it completely stops.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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