The Current Mobile Trends
There are a lot of new technological advancements appearing in the recent years. Technological developments such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Artificial Reality (AR), triple camera setup, bezel-less display which has an increase in screen size, in-display fingerprint scanner and wireless charging, were some of the common technological trends that we saw on most smartphones today.
Emerging of 5G Smartphones
For mobile network, 4G has been the fastest and the best network we have used till date. Nevertheless, things are going to change for the better with the upcoming 5G network that is going to make your smartphone even faster. 5G is widely believed to be smarter, faster and more efficient than 4G. It provides mobile data speeds that far outstrip the fastest home broadband network currently available to consumers. Its speed is set to be 100 times faster than 4G which has the speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second.
Artificial intelligence (AI)
We are seeing advancements in mobile AI such as Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant. Software such as voice recognition also be installed in your phone to encourage hands-free use and ultimately optimize the customer experience. AI software is used to help developers and marketers learn more about the user so to create more relevant advertisements that target specific audiences to fulfill their needs.
Your location is being tracked by your phone as more mobile applications are prompting for your permission to enable this feature during installation. They do this to enhance their marketing strategies so that businesses can send targeted ads based on the location which is relevant to the user. Take for an example, let say you’re a business owner of a restaurant and you have an app that uses geofencing technology. The app will send timely promotion notification when an app user is within a few blocks away from your restaurant.
In recent years we saw the number of camera sensors increasing on mobile phones and the number is only going to rise in the future. We will not just see dual or triple camera modules, but we are seeing as many as five or nine camera setup on smartphones. Nokia came out with a 5-camera smartphone while Light is working on a 9-camera smartphone. The triple camera smartphones with the third camera could be 3D-sensing lenses for AR and gesture recognition. A 3D sensing camera will allow a user to scan virtual objects without holding them.
Syncing with Homes
You can find businesses that sync your home air conditioning and heating with an app. That way, you can control temperatures or a central thermostat of your home regardless whether you’re at home or not. Besides you can manage and monitor your home security via your phone by using an app which synced to your home security camera.
Biometrics are used to enhance security for mobile devices. This feature includes voice recognition, facial recognition, signature recognition and fingerprint recognition. For some shopping platform, you may be required to use your fingerprint to make a purchase via a mobile app.
Augmented reality is about taking something that’s real and modifies it. One of the best examples of this is the face filter options on Snapchat and Instagram. More businesses are trying to incorporate augmented reality into their mobile technology to create brand awareness, app downloads, engagement, and revenue.
Syncing Wearable Technology
Things such as fitness bracelets, smartwatches, healthcare monitors, and glasses can be paired with mobile apps. With this feature, all the movements of a person wearing it can be tracked through an app. Users can check their heart rates and how many miles they walked in a day. They can even receive rewards when a certain milestones is achieved or compete with their friends on their progress.
In summary, technology is constantly evolving. Newer technology will replace the one ones to meet the needs of mobile users.