New technologies continue to transform the global smartphone market. A few years ago, saying you could use your smartphone as a payment method or could use it to preview products via augmented reality would have sounded unfathomable. But these capabilities are now a reality.
Web developers, mobile app developers, and software engineers have led the charge in reshaping smartphone capabilities, creating sophisticated solutions to meet customer demand.
Over the next five years, smartphone capabilities will only continue to expand as both the hardware and software that make them work continue to evolve.
Below are some changes you can expect to see in smartphones over the next five years.
Geo-Located Voice Recognition:
Smartphones are able to track your exact location via GPS services. They are also able to recognize voice commands.
However, there are still no applications able to accomplish geo-located tasks by using voice commands. For example, you could tell your smartphone to unlock a door, but it won’t know which door you are standing in front of, possibly with your hands full of groceries.
In order to meet customer demand, mobile developers are working on more sophisticated apps capable of accomplishing such tasks.
Future smartphones will be able to accomplish geo-located tasks using voice commands. This will increase customer satisfaction as users will be able to complete everyday tasks just by asking their smartphones to help them.
For example, imagine you are trying to enter your home, but your hands are full of groceries. Having the front door open for you just by asking your smartphone to do it will provide you with the help you need.
Holographic displays have been featured in movies as a futuristic technology countless times, but smartphones will likely be able to accomplish the task within the next five years.
Future smartphones will be able to display interactive holographic images that respond to user gestures. This will bring a whole new experience to customers.
The first phase of holographic displays will probably be accomplished by using augmented reality glasses. But, companies are already working with software engineers day and night to bring holographic displays to life without using AR glasses, which will take smartphone capabilities to a new level.
AI-Assisted Life Companions:
Countless smartphone applications are already making use of artificial intelligence, as well as machine learning, to provide personalized experiences.
In the future, combining these tools with other technological advancements, like holograms, will provide unique experiences to users. For example, imagine having a virtual assistant powered by artificial intelligence that’s capable of handling your everyday tasks such as scheduling meetings, all while displaying this information using a hologram.
For those who are always running out of time, this will be a life-changing feature which will undoubtedly lead to smartphones becoming life companions.
Enhanced Facial Authentication:
Several companies already offer facial recognition as a stand-out feature. However, the feature has not yet been perfected and for that reason, many customers don’t like to use it; they think their personal information might be compromised. For example, using poor facial recognition services to secure your bank data is not a good idea.
Luckily, major companies like Samsung and Apple have invested vast amounts of money to improve their facial recognition services. For example, Apple allows its customers to use facial recognition to make payments using the Apple Pay app.
Nonetheless, Apple’s facial recognition services have not yet met the high-security standards set by their customers. For that reason, their software engineers are working hard to develop more sophisticated facial recognition solutions.
This means future smartphones will be able to provide high-security facial recognition services to protect your confidential information.
In conclusion, there is no doubt smartphones will drastically evolve over the next five years to meet consumer demand.