This year was a great year for most smartphone manufacturers apart from Samsung. With the current developments in Mobile Technology, I must say that many Smartphone users have a lot to look forward to in 2017.
Devices will be slimmer, faster, and a little more intelligent than you’d like.
reality is also going to spread to budget smartphones, and there will
be improvements in graphics, higher resolution screens, and more
With apps like Android Pay expanding to many
countries trust me , you’ll be using your smartphone to pay for products
and log into websites.
Google's Deep learning could help
smartphones detect a user's behavior and considerably improve the mobile
experience. Expect to see a renaissance in smartphone designs, and some
manufacturers may use wireless audio to replace headphone jacks in more
of their devices handsets. USB-C will replace older connector and
Here's a quick round up of the Top 10 Features Smartphones will have in 2017:
1. New designs
:Leaks keep coming up everyday on different websites with new
smartphone designs. There's a rumor that Apple will be giving a facelift
to its 10 year old iPhone design and also Samsung will be unveiling a
foldable smartphone. I'm not certain these will happen, but like every
year, expect something new.
This year, two of the hottest
trending smartphones like the Moto Z and LG G5, were partly inspired by
Google’s now defunct modular project (Project Ara) . Some innovations
were also unveiled this year. This includes Lenovo’s Cplus a foldable
prototype smartphone that can also be worn like a watch. LG and Samsung
also talked about smartphones with folding displays.
2. Faster processors
: Graphics will certainly be smoother, and applications will run much
faster on many smartphones released next year . Qualcomm has already
announced the Snapdragon 835, which could be installed in some premium
Android smartphones from top mobile companies. Some may decide to opt
for Mediatek’s Helio X30, which has 10 CPU cores (deca-core) , the
highest number among mobile processors. That’s a lot of processing
speed, and mobile devices will move closer to computers in overall
3. Virtual reality :The main point of
speeding up mobile devices is to allow them to run virtual reality apps ,
which demand heavy resources. It’ll be possible to plug handsets into
Google’s DayDream View VR headset to watch movies, play games, or roam
in a VR universe.
VR is currently limited to a few handsets like
Samsung’s Galaxy S7, but it’ll come to more high-end and mid-range
phones next year. The VR smartphones will also need to have
high-resolution displays to deliver a stunning visual experience.
4. Faster LTE
:4G LTE speeds will get a serious boost with new modem technologies.
Smartphones like the Galaxy S7 and Apple’s iPhone 7 can download data
over LTE networks at a maximum speed of 600Mbps (bits per second), and
upload data at 150Mbps. Download speeds could reach close to 1Gbps with
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X16 modem, which should reach devices in the
second half of 2017. Achieving that speed also depends on the network
capabilities of the service provider .
:This is the year USB-C will be replacing the old micro-USB 2.0 ports in
Android handsets. USB-C is very versatile. Apart from charging, it can
also be used to connect mobile devices to high-definition monitors,
headphones, flash drives, and external storage devices.
6. Wireless audio
:There’s a huge chance that majority of smartphones will still have
headphone jacks, but like Apple, some may make get the “courage” to
remove it. Those handsets will then have to switch to Bluetooth
earphones. That means the extra stress of buying and always charging the
wireless headsets, but getting rid of the headphone jack could result
in thinner and lighter handsets. Some LeEco and Motorola devices have
already been released with wireless audio.
:Smartphones will also charge much faster with USB-C cables, which
carry more power to a battery. There’s also new technology like
Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4, which will help smartphones run for five
hours after just five minutes of charging. That technology will reach
smartphones next year.
8.Smarter Phones :Lenovo’s Phab
2 Pro augmented reality smartphones powered by Google Tango can
recognize objects, map out rooms, and present relevant information about
objects in sight on a handset’s screen. That’s a really good example of
how smartphones will evolve to enrich the user experience.
techniques in smartphones could also contribute to making smartphones
friendlier. For example, a device could learn how hardware is being used
by a specific application, and over time, better modulate power usage
to improve battery life. Smartphones can already recognize images and
speech recognition via online services, but deep-learning enhancements
could bring those capabilities offline.
9. Bluetooth 5
:Devices could soon get the new Bluetooth 5.0, which will have two
times the speed and four times the range of its predecessor, Bluetooth
4.2. A Bluetooth 5 connection could stretch up to 400 meters in a clear
line of sight, but with obstructions, a 120-meter range is considered
more realistic by analysts. You will be able to use a mobile device to
operate a wireless Bluetooth speaker or unlock your a car from a farther
10. More Storage :Having an extra
storage on your smartphone never hurts, whether it's to store videos,
photos, or games. Currently, internal storage tops out at 256GB and SD
storage at 512GB, but SanDisk this year showed a prototype 1TB SD card.
The company didn’t provide a ship date for the product, but
higher-capacity SD cards will be unveiled soon. .