If we make a note of the most disrupting events, people and technologies ever happened in the history of mankind, Mobile technology would make a place for sure in top 10. It has changed the way we have been living, interacting, eating, traveling, getting educated and many more. For a matter of fun a joke i have read somewhere said that based on the the principles of evolution and natural selection, the future generation may born with pointed thumbs or fingers. Yeh.. to handle smartphone effectively.
But the question is will smartphone evolution be slower than the natural evolution? With better screens we are already using smartphone very effectively. If you are using a smartphone with 8 megapixel camera, you may change it for a better camera or against a phone with a front camera. Few people may exchange their phones against a powerful processor and memory. But will you pay more money to exchange your phone against a phone with cable less earphones? or just for a marginal difference in screen quality? at least i won’t.
Here is a list i have compiled of the features for which i may change my phone in future. I believe majority of the people will do same.
An ever Lasting battery: Carrying additional power banks is not a smart solution. I expect the phone battery to last for weeks and months without getting charged and also to get charged with some of the eco friendly energy sources like solar cells and body movements.
Dual display and transparent displays: See the photographs which already show how interesting and productive it would be to have displays on both the sides of the phone. Having a transparent display will bring a next design revolution.
The all new OS: Before 12 years it was hard to predict that there will be any OS in the market ever which can challenge the dominance of Windows. As mobile revolution picked up the momentum, new operating systems like Android and iOS not only emerged but ruled at least the mobile telephony segments. important fact to note is replacement of PC and laptop market by Phone and tablets is under progress. Apple’s Mac is getting popular and more stable and User friendly versions of Linux are coming out. Under all these pressure, Microsoft has lost a significant ground in OS space of digital devices.
But…. But for how long Android and iOS will rule the market? IOT and virtual reality bring opportunity of all new OSes to disrupt the market share of Android and iOS. A fresh change is very much required even for the mobile devices market to grow further.
Water proofing: There are two perspectives here. People would safeguard their phones against water rather spending additional amount for a water resistant phone. But yes would replace their existing phone with additional amount against a guaranteed water proofing of phone. After all for decades we have been striving for Rain and underwater photography. There are already few devices available but a lot is required tobe done further.
Personalized and Customized Designs: Gone are the days where I would put a sticker over the back of a phone or will have a customized phone case. See some of the photos and you will love spending money, if you receive the design different than your group.
Projector: Few devices got introduced with an inbuilt projector but the market is widely uncovered yet as none of the main stream brands offer that. Indeed it can be a great functionality for professional and personal use.
3D and Holographic screens: Enough now for screen size and retina displays and HD resolution. Please come out with this 3D screens.
Sensors: There will be several billion connected devices in this world by 2020. More sensors inside my mobile phone will ease the life and connectivity.
I am sure you also want to spend an additional amount only if you get something worth spending for. Whats that? Write in the comments bellow.
P.S.: Images used from google image search. Thanks to all those known and unknown sites.