What new things we can expect in the upcoming smartphones?
Smartphones are evolving at a break-neck speed, with too many models launched in a year to keep count. Twenty-five new smartphones were released in the span of 21 working days in March 2021.
With so many new releases come a wave of new and innovative technologies to be excited about. Following is an elaboration of some of these new features that can be expected from upcoming mobiles.
Most consumer durables in the world are preparing themselves for 5G network, and so are smartphone brands. Few companies have taken the leap and launched 5G mobiles in India.
These include phones like Apple iPhone 12, Mi 10T Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Oppo Reno 5G and more. The new wireless standard will improve network connectivity and lower latency. However, in India, 5G towers have not been set up yet, and the 5G spectrum has only been just auctioned. The government expects 5G services to roll out in early 2022.
2. Photonic Crystal displays
While most smartphones are capable of displaying incredible details, colours and resolution for their size, they don’t adapt well to varying light conditions. Thus, Google and Apple have been working on photonic crystal displays for upcoming mobiles.
This technology features nanostructures that can adapt and modify themselves depending on the amount of ambient light.
3. Affordable foldable smartphones
This feature is very certain to arrive soon, with many new smartphone launches being announced like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X and Xiaomi’s Mi Fold and Mi Flex. Many such launches are likely to reduce the prices of foldable phones.
4. Better camera technologies
It’s the year of cameras as many smartphone manufacturers have announced a number of new innovations. Apple introduced the LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) camera sensor in the iPhone 12 Pro, and many Android phones could replicate this technology this year.
Under-display cameras are another feature that might become more common. The number of cameras is likely to increase based on the trend of products like Nokia’s ‘Pentacam’ Pureview and Samsung Galaxy Fold’s six cameras. 3D depth sensors are likely to feature in upcoming mobiles.
5. More processing power
Companies are increasing the processing power on their phones using more powerful chipset to suit people’s needs. Many are integrating ‘gaming’ chipset such as the Snapdragon 855 into their flagship phones.
More companies will likely introduce more powerful chipsets and accompanying GPUs as the demand for better graphics increases.
6. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
Both AR and VR are likely to feature in new smartphones, with Google and Apple investing in these technologies. Recent smartphones like Google’s Pixel 3A used ARCore’s technologies while Apple has made plans to launch the AR-enabled ‘Apple Glasses’.
7. Dolby Vision video recording
Android manufacturers may follow the footsteps of Apple to implement HDR video recording support for their smartphones.
8. More high-end features in affordable smartphones
With high-end smartphones increasing the number of specs, affordable smartphones are likely to get more advanced features. More smartphones will get displays with 120, 140 Hz refresh rates, 64MP and 108MP camera sensors and larger than 6000 mAh batteries.
The best way to get new smartphones at reasonable prices would be to make the purchase via the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network. This will let you convert your purchases into affordable EMIs. You can thus avail in-store financing while shopping online or at any of the 1 lakh+ partner outlets with the EMI Network Card.
With 5G phones in India certain to arrive this year, one can expect never-before-seen specs on new premium phones. The benefits will trickle down to the mid-range and budget phones too, and these upcoming mobiles will get last year’s premium features at rock-bottom prices.