Smartphones are fun and exciting to use and in coming years will see a great change in smartphone design as well as features. The greatest of past years for smartphones was small bezel phones; with the killing of the headphone jack now almost a reality. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 launched with a tiny bezel; sleek in design; and boasted one of the highest screen-to-body ratios outside of gorgeous but compromised devices like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. Even when compared to the overhyped new iPhone X, the S8 is a sexy phone compared to Apple’s weighty steel-clad smartphone.
Apple, Samsung, Google, Essential, HTC and many others are all in line to remove the headphone jack and have built-in fingerprint sensors. Besides, there are a few other things coming to revamp the coming smartphones adding more fun and excitement to use.
How Smartphones Are Fun And Exciting To Use?
1. Artificial Intelligence
Most smartphones will have AI. The tech CEOs vamp in 2017, talked about the potential of machine learning and AI. Though AI isn’t new, as it’s already a big part of things like the ever-increasing number of digital assistants and apps like Google Lens, but that’s just a start because 2018 will be about how smartphone companies think up ways to incorporate AI into even more applications.
The latest Huawei mobile with the Mate 10 Pro, already uses image recognition and a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit) to automatically adjust camera settings and enhance your photos. Same more outstanding AI features will be rolled out to other smartphones to improve things like real-time translation, better content suggestions, and more.
2. Augmented Reality
In 2018 you will soon see which games like Pokemon Go of AR come and convince people and care about augmented reality. Google’s Tango AR project might be a flop show but the tech behind it was sound, the rigid hardware requirements and lack of support ensured the platform never got off the ground.
Also, the second wave of AR integration is in the form of ARKit in iOS and ARCore in Android Oreo. This time, instead of needing multiple cameras and special depth sensors, both of these systems traded in precision and accuracy in return for letting them function via the normal camera on the backs of regular phones giving a potential user base up from a handful of mediocre devices to millions.
3. 3D Face Scanning
Apple mobile was the first company where a3D face-scanning True Depth camera pioneered moving past the traditional fingerprint sensors that come on pretty much every phone nowadays. But they won’t be the only ones with this tech for long, as Qualcomm has also already demoed its own setup for precise facial scanning. So in 2018, it’s almost sure to make its way onto a number of flagship Android phones.
Because of Apple, it become possible to make good true wireless earbuds, as the headphone jack has been killed, the wider availability of Bluetooth 5.0 and iterative improvements to pairing and headphone design mean that 2018 could be the year when true wireless earbuds finally become cheap and good enough for everyone to care about. Currently, the only models worth is Apple’s $209 AirPods, which don’t work quite as well when paired to Android phones, or premium buds like Sony’s $261 WF-1000X or Bose’s $326 SoundSport Free. If smartphone makers really want to make the transition to wireless audio better, there need to be more options available for around $130 or less.
5. Smartphones would be laptops
Samsung’s DeX Station came close to letting your phone serve as a decent desktop, so in the future companies like Samsung and Huawei are going to make smartphones perform the duties of a laptop. In news, it is already swirling that the Galaxy S9 will come standard with a comprehensive desktop dock.
With these features, it’s surely true that in 2018 smartphones will be more fun and exciting to use.