The current smart mobile phones drink from several sources: the first iPhone, Google's Android operating system, and even the innovations that for many years launched the Finnish company Nokia. Samsung also played an important role. For example in the development of higher quality and larger screens.
Today There is some debate about whether the telephone has a future or it will be replaced by another kind of product. Many look towards the so-called Internet of things as the path that can take the prominence to the smartphone. But most likely, phones have a lot of life ahead of them. Although it is true that these can be transformed with technologies that are now experimental or that hardly come to the fore. Let's see some of the innovations that can modify the conception that we have today of a phone.
Flexible, foldable and with designs that we do not even dream about. The folding phones, which received so much attention during the MWC 2019, have ended up being more complex to produce than it seemed. There is the Galaxy Fold case to prove it, that still does not know the moment in which it will begin to produce.
No company has yet commercialized any mobile phone, but it is very likely that these will end up coming. Although perhaps with more realistic designs to what we have seen. It is also possible that flexible phones arrive, in fact there are strong rumors that Sony and Samsung are working on roll-up telephones.
Be that as it may, the final meaning of these phones seems to be to expand the size of their screens. So it does not make sense to use a computer or a tablet. The screens have almost reached the limit of their size for a terminal to fit in a pocket. But does everyone need a phone with a gigantic screen?
Surely not, so it is possible that within a few years we can see in the market phones with a design similar to current and other folding, rolling or designs that today are only in the imagination of some industrial designers. This coexistence will occur at least until more refined technologies that completely alter the design of current smartphones are achieved.
We can see in the market phones with a design similar to current and other folding, rolling or with designs that today are only in the imagination of some designers
5G networks can boost artificial intelligence to an unimaginable extent. Recently we saw a operating system project in the cloud, Puffin OS. The idea is interesting, since it allows applications to run from servers, so that the phone's hardware does not have to be so powerful.
If we also take into account the expansion of 5G networks, which reduce the response time, in the future part of the software we use could run on remote computers with high power and not on the phone itself. This opens the doors to an expansion of artificial intelligence, because it requires very complex calculations. These would not have to be done on the phone if the speed of transmission and reception of data is increased. In fact, Google already uses its achievements in learning their machines.
Today it is crazy to think of a quantum phone, but this is possible if you run operations in the cloud with quantum computers thanks to the increase in the speed of response of 5G networks
We can even think that if today it is crazy to think of a quantum phone, because of the complexity of the computers that use this technology, it would not be absurd that in a more mature phase of quantum technology could be implemented in our phones through the cloud . Again thanks to the 5G networks.
This would open the doors to end many security problems, since the data transferred with quantum encryption would be almost impossible to hack. In fact, Alibaba is already investigating uses of quantum computing to reinforce the security of Internet purchases. Even though the uses of this new way of understanding computing They are much wider.
More cameras, much more quality and three-dimensional. The Nokia 9 PureView has opened a path in the terrain of the image that will surely go more. Its five rear cameras produce a tremendous image quality, but interestingly do not equip a technology with zoom, such as the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom or the Huawei P30 Pro. Equipped with three rear cameras.
The fusion of both technologies, several cameras to achieve better quality and others designed to capture a greater or lesser angle in the images, can in the medium term achieve the displacement of many cameras, even some high-end ones. But it also seems likely that the ability to scan the surrounding environment three-dimensionally is improved.
It seems likely that the ability to scan in 3D the environment around us will improve
We are already seeing this in depth cameras like the one that incorporates the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Destined to improve the experiences of augmented reality. But these depth cameras will surely improve over time and give way to applications that today we can not suspect: mainly scanning with great precision in three dimensions the environment that surrounds us.
Finish definitely the domain of the PC. We are already seeing that some telephones allow to connect by means of a cable to a screen to be used as simple computers using a keyboard and a mouse, but the growth in the calculation capacity and the appearance of refrigeration technologiesn, like those used by phones intended for video games, could give way to telephones for professional use.
These would be designed to be able to execute applications that require a great power of calculation in extensible screens, like those of the folding or flexible telephones. But also on external monitors. But for that you also need changes in the software. The current operating systems are not yet ready for this.
Android has been playing with the possibility of incorporating a graphical interface similar to that of a computer, but they have been very shy attempts. Microsoft also tried it without much success, but it seems that it is trying luck again and maybe soon we will see a version of Windows designed for that class of devices.
There are many more changes that we will surely see in the coming years, or even months. The increase in the capacity of the batteries and the fast charge of these, can finally give way to batteries with another technology that provides greater durability. It is also possible that we begin to see crystal alloys that make our phones much more resistant. But what is certain is that there are things that have not even been patented, that may be about to transform what we understand by smartphone.
The cooling technologies of videogame phones can also be used in professional phones to replace the PC