- Tram Ho
We have officially entered the new decade, and in the last few days, you must have been reading countless articles reviewing achievements in the field of smartphones in particular and the technology industry in general in the past 10 years. But are you curious about the future and technological advances will appear later? How will smartphones change in the next 10 years?
Folding phone in the future
Folding phones have gained public attention in 2019, with the arrival of many devices like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr 2019 (Razr has not yet been marketed), and they will date. more and more popular as more brands join the game.
By 2029, will we all own foldable phones? It depends on what phone companies do in the next few years. At the moment, foldable phones are mostly just a … interesting breeze, not a technological item that people (except tech fans) want to buy for daily use.
That’s because they are quite expensive, and the software is not yet fully developed to make the most of this new form factor.
If, in the next few years, foldable phones appear more, they are cheaper, and more importantly they prove to be dominant in certain functions, people may change their minds. think. 10 years is a long time, surely foldable phones will soon be cheaper and more useful. The question now is whether users are willing to give up the form factor of “normal” phones today – which is considered a complete form factor thanks to a long process of challenge and change?
Will 5G and 6G be popular?
5G is currently being rolled out in many countries, although we don’t know how long it will take for this technology to be adopted by a large number of consumers. The speed of 5G doesn’t make much sense to people living in areas with high-speed cellular networks, where 4G is faster than what they really need, and no app has really taken advantage of it yet. Thoroughly connected to high-speed connection of 5G.
But in the next few years, companies will roll out more 5G phones, and gradually reduce the number of 4G phones, just like what happened with every generation of mobile connectivity ever. It is time to own a 5G phone, which is very normal, just like you buy a 4G phone today.
In fact, not only do people need a phone with a high connection speed, but mostly because most devices on the shelves will be 5G phones, 4G phones will be less, not even more. .
By the end of the 2020s, we may hear about 6G (President Donald Trump is now asking US carriers to research this issue), but first, let’s see how excited people are with 5G, and whether we really need to connect faster or not to know the fate of 6G.
The future of front camera
One of the features that makes the biggest difference between today’s smartphones is the front camera – your phone has a large notch like the iPhone, a teardrop-shaped rabbit like many Android smartphones, a punch-hole display like the phones Samsung phones, camera ups and downs like many Chinese companies are using, or something else?
It is likely that future phones will no longer have those – the front camera will hide under the screen. Oppo has demonstrated this technology, and it is likely that other companies are also studying it. With this method, the front camera will “disappear”, no longer occupy screen space anymore, and will not eat into the internal space of the machine (such as the camera up and down).
What about the camera itself? By the end of 2019, some smartphones were equipped with two front cameras, one to take pictures, one to feel depth, thereby giving a smoother portrait effect.
Over the next few years, especially when it’s about to enter 2030, this trend will become even more popular – after all, selfies have always been one of the main types of photos we take on our phones.
No more ports
Many phones today have removed the 3.5mm headphone jack, and those things will only be a historical legend by 2030 – perhaps by 2020, there will not be as many phones with 3.5mm jacks anymore.
As more and more people turn to wireless headphones instead of wired, the number of people who need to plug in their headphones into smartphones will decrease, and in the next 10 years, with improvements in Bluetooth technology, will It would be surprising if many people still use wired headphones.
What about the USB port to plug your phone into your computer or to charge it? Over the last year, we’ve seen a few models that don’t have any ports: they charge wirelessly, and rely on Wi-Fi, mobile data, or NFC to send information and files to the device. count.
Most likely when wireless chargers become more popular and have faster charging speeds, people will use less charging, making the USB port superfluous – just like what’s happening with headphones. wire so. And by 2030, gateless smartphones will probably become very normal.
More rear cameras?
You might think that in the future, phones will have more cameras – far more than they do now, but that future doesn’t seem right: smartphones now have too many different types of lenses, so it will early on when there are more lenses, you won’t get anything new
In fact, the real change is not in the number of cameras, but in the number of camera dots – by the end of 2019, the highest resolution of a smartphone camera has reached 108MP on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, but in 2020 , a range of other phones will also own the same camera. In the next 10 years, this number will increase even more.
How much higher? At least 5 times the present. Scientists have estimated that the human eye has a resolution of 576MP, but provided that the person has perfect vision, and looks at an image placed right in front of him. So if you look at a phone one arm away from your eyes and don’t have particularly good vision, that number will be higher than you need.
So, in fact, we don’t need such crazy high-resolution cameras, and it would be surprising if phone companies were determined to reach 576MP. Anyway, the number of camera dots will undoubtedly be the goal of much improvement over the next 10 years, not the number of rear cameras.
Source : Genk