3 Upcoming Technologies for Mobile Phones

3 Upcoming Technologies for Mobile Phones

    

One of the most frustrating qualities of modern technology is the way that it is continually changing, usually faster than most consumers are able to keep up with. 

It’s true what they say about when you purchase a new computer the technology will have already become outdated before its warranty has expired. And it makes little difference if the technology is for mobile phones, computers or audio/video equipment – they all rapidly become outdated as soon as you bring your purchase home.

Recently bought a new phone? This news might just hit you the hardest. 2019 is shaping up to be the beginning of a wave of technological advances for mobile phones. The following are some of the new technologies that will debut this year and in the near future.

Foldable Touchscreens

The idea of a foldable touchscreen for mobile devices has been floating around for several years now and finally there will be a couple of products integrating this technology on the market this year. Yup, Huawei and Samsung are both bringing mobile phones with a folding touchscreen to the market in 2019.

Both phones will have the ability to fold to where they are the size of a typical cell phone as well as being able to be unfolded so that the screen is the size of smaller tablets. Of course, the prices for these devices are expensive, so if you buy, you’ll probably want to protect them with something close to bubble wrap. Since that isn’t feasible the next best thing is to make sure you have the strongest case available for these new folding touchscreen phones.

Mobile Augmented Technology

Most cell phones act as all-in-one devices that can handle all your communication and entertainment needs. With more intelligent devices like iPhones and Samsung Galaxy on the market, cell companies have had to create new ways for a device to perform to keep consumers interested. Mobile augmented technology is one of the new technologies mobile phones will be able to perform soon.

This technology mixes accelerometers, GPS and the internet to superimpose digitally stored information on the real world. To visualize this, a good example would be when you travel to a new city. You can conceivably point your phone at a building and be able to quickly pull up the history of a building’s construction or information about any of the businesses housed in it, and so forth. All the required technology for this is already available in many mobile devices, so it is only a matter of time before this feature will be perfected and come pre-installed in new phones.

5G

Next to the folding phone, the most anticipated new technology is probably 5G mobile communications. This tech will be getting a formal kickoff at CES 2019, but the momentum will keep building throughout the year as different carriers switch to it and more advanced cell phone towers get erected.

In the three years since Verizon said it would start field-testing 5G, the concept has caused some of the most buzz in the history of technology. The main benefits for switching to 5G is that consumers will be able to use multiple devices with differing connection speeds simultaneously, have access to much more bandwidth and devices using 5G will have faster response speeds. (Basically – faster and better internet access.)

The Future of Tech

Technology lovers have a lot of new things to look forward to in 2019 and the near future. With devices equipped with an enlarged folding touchscreen, 5G communications and mobile augmented tech, the way people use mobile devices is set to change immensely. Not only will it increase interest in technology as a whole, but these advances could very well change our entire lifestyles. That is exciting indeed.


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