We presented it in a previous article The history of the development of smart phone technology From its inception to the present day, and it has become clear to us that over the years that smartphones have received important developments and updates, in fact, these updates were general improvements, and we see them as constant in all smart phone models, where one company provides these updates first and then the rest follow. Companies. These improvements were either an increase in processor speed, improvements in cameras or screens, or designs, or improved battery performance, among others. In fact, this could have been predicted in the future, before the device came out.

And the smartphone market is in dire need of a revolutionary leap, like what happened in 2007 when Apple introduced the first iPhone.


And phone companies are making a great effort to redefine the smartphone once again. For example, we find Apple is trying to make a second revolutionary leap, and this year it introduced the iPhone X (ten), this phone that some considered remarkable in terms of its new design and wonderful capabilities, as it has made several improvements such as improving the processor, wireless charging, and advanced cameras Which met with the approval of many, and the phone came with a completely new feature from what was presented before that, which is the Face ID feature or face print, which came as an alternative to a fingerprint to unlock the device. To learn more about this feature, you can read this article:

Apple created the face print, not the face image, so don't compare it to any other technology and know the difference

More importantly, there are predictions and rumors that smartphones are on the verge of a second renaissance during the next few years, as a number of emerging companies are working on a number of revolutionary new features for smartphones.


In the next lines, we will shed light on some of these modern technologies that are looming on the horizon and are currently being established in research laboratories and are not a form of science fiction, including:

XNUMXD hologram screen technology

Although companies are racing to provide high-resolution and quality screens, and some of them are planning to produce flexible, foldable screens, this all falls under the name of a flat two-dimensional screen, although this field has begun to change in sectors other than phones, so we now find TV screens with display technology 3D, as well as the beginning of the spread of virtual reality technology, and augmented reality.

Looking at touch-screen phones, the matter is different. Some companies, such as Amazon, have made attempts to integrate 3D display technology into their "Fire" phone, as they presented 4 cameras on the phone that follow the movement of the head when looking at the screen in what is known as dynamic perspective, where each camera By monitoring a field at an angle of 120 degrees, this feature works in displaying videos, images or maps when moving the phone and changing the angle of view to it, and on this basis the display directions change on the screen.

But soon, this phone failed due to achieving the desired sales, and this led to the company losing more than $ 170 million, as the phone came at a high price compared to other phones of this category, which led to people reluctance to buy it.

At the same time, other efforts made by many developers to integrate 3D effects into a touch screen in an easy way failed.

However, some have not been disappointed by the attempts to present the concept of a three-dimensional phone, as phone manufacturers are making a great effort to provide phones with screens that support XNUMXD hologram technology and make it a reality.

Last year, scientists at the Human Media Lab at Queen's University in the United Kingdom demonstrated a 3D hologram display technology called "Holoflex", and the model appeared with a flexible screen that allows the user to manipulate objects through the bends and twists of the device.

Recently, the manufacturer of RED digital cameras announced that it plans to produce a 3D hologram phone that starts at $ 1200, and there are also emerging companies such as “Ostendo Technologies” along with companies with a long history such as HP who have projects to produce hologram screens in a future plan. So close.


Flexible screen technology

We mentioned in a previous article the history of the development of flexible screen technology, and you can view it from this link:

The history of flexible, bendable screens

Companies have been trying hard to produce flexible screens for phones for a long time, but when will these phones reach the hands of users? It is reported that major companies such as Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Lenovo are preparing to launch phones with flexible screens, and it is expected that such phones will not appear two years from now, as there are still many obstacles, as other components such as the phone's hard components must be integrated. Internal and external as well as the battery are in this technology.


New GPS 2.0 technology

GPS has become an essential feature in smartphones, as many people rely on it to locate their destinations and move easily around the world. Without a GPS in a phone, many would run into difficulties. Also, there will be no buses for Uber, which is an American multinational transport company on the Internet. Through the Uber app, this company provides a means of transportation within a few minutes. One click through the company's application on the phones to receive a car whose driver has all the information about the place you want to go through the GPS.

Likewise, there will be no Pokémon Go game, as it relies entirely on GPS.

It is known that any technology presented must get major updates. The manufacturers of electronic chips for the GPS system announced that it had been developed a lot, which allows satellites to locate the device within a range of one foot, "about half a meter" !!!

The new and developed GPS 2.0 technology takes advantage of satellite signals that provide more data through separate phone frequencies to better locate the user, and there are now 30 satellites working with this new technology.

It is worth noting that GPS 2.0 is now used by oil and gas companies, but this technology has not yet been deployed in consumer markets. The current GPS systems can only locate the owner of the phone within 15 feet, or about 14 meters.

The manufacturers reported that the new GPS 2.0 chip helps improve battery life as the chip uses less than half the energy used by the previous chip.

Broadcom plans to produce a GPS 2.0 chip for mobile phones early in 2018, and some current companies such as Apple and Samsung are planning to integrate this technology into their phones, but it is unlikely to introduce this technology soon, as most smartphone manufacturers use GPS chips provided From Qualcomm.


Wireless Charging Technology “The World Without Wire”

From a technical point of view, wireless charger for mobile phones is now widely available, and wireless charger devices generally consist of a receiver built into a separate charging base that transfers power to the phone, as the phone must be placed on this base for the charging process to take place.

However, what we see today is only a prelude to what this technology will be like in the near future.

Over the past few years, a number of emerging companies have introduced wireless charging systems that can charge a phone from a distance of several feet.

One of the first efforts to work on this technology came from WiTricity, which uses a process called resonant inductive coupling which enables the power source to generate a long-range magnetic field, and when this magnetic field approaches the phone receiver, it produces a current that charges the phone, and can charge devices at a distance. 7 feet approximately 2 meters.

A competitor named Energous introduced a Wattup wireless charger in 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show that can charge 15 feet (approximately 4.5 meters). While another OS named Ossia is charging further !!

The companies are working to develop a group of antennas to transmit multiple energy signals in the form of radio waves to a receiver at a distance of 30 feet "approximately 10.5 meters" !!!


right Now And after we reviewed some of the technologies that, if available soon in smartphones, it will undoubtedly be a great technological revolution. We hope we do not wait too long. In your opinion, are there real, not fictional, technologies currently being established that we did not mention in the article that could be applied in the future in smartphones? Let us know your opinion and suggestions for what the future of phones should be

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