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Smartphone Trends 2016 – Innovation at Best

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Over the last 10 years, Smartphones have gone under lot of Innovation and changed the Industry Profile from, Calling and Texting, to Work and Life Management ( Productivity ). Moreover, Smartphones will play a Vital Role, when it comes to IoT and Smart Home , Smart Auto, Productivity, and off-course the biggest and fastest growing Industry On-Line shopping.

Technically, We have seen smartphones getting more smarter and faster in Terms of specifications. Let’s have a look, what all changes Smartphones ( Basic Models below 10k )  have gone through over the last couple of years :

  • Display : 3.5″ to 4.5~ 5.5″
  • Resolution : WVGA to HD ~ FHD
  • Processor : Snapdragon monopoly broken by Mediatek
  • RAM : 512MB to 2GB as a standard
  • ROM : 4GB to 16GB and in some cases now 32GB like LeTV
  • Camera : Rear – 2MP to 13MP Selfie – VGA to 5MP
  • Battery : 1200mAh to 3000mAh
  • New features : Fast Charge, NFC, Fingerprint scanner ( In upper Range )

If we take above in Consideration , The Ideal Smartphone around 10k in 2016 will have the following specs :

  1. 5.5″ FHD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  2. Snapdragon 808 or Mediatek 6795 with 2GHz speed
  3. 3GB LPDDR3 RAM + 32GB ROM expandable up-to 32GB
  4. 13 MP Rear camera with OIS, PDAF, Laser Auto Focus, Dual Tone Dual LED Flash
  5. 8 MP selfie camera with Flash
  6. 3300 mAh with fast Charge
  7. NFC + Turbo Charge

Smartphone Trends in 2016

Design

Smartphones are getting larger and slimmer and the market is gearing up for more trendy and youth-centric designs. Quality material, intricate finish, glossy look and improved edge protection technologies will also greatly change the cell phone’s appearance in 2016.

Display

We have already witnessed Dual Curved Display from Samsung in 2015. Now, what’s next !! Witnessed LG Curved Display at CES 2016 means, Now we can expect Flexible Display, much better than LG G Flex in 2015.

Another point to mention is, If we have powerful Phablets like 6″ or 6.5″, The day is not far we may not be needing Laptops.

Low end smartphones may see a screen size of 5″. But the question Will we get 2K Display in Mid End Smartphones.

Cameras

This part will see major Transformation, Smartphone manufacturers are trying to compete with Digital Camera, specially Point & Shoot. With the emerging Technologies in smartphones, Will we see death of Point n Shoot cameras by 2020 ??

More and More companies are trying to introduce new sensors, and trying to introduce Manual features in smartphones.

Battery Oriented Smartphones

We can calculate battery life in two ways, One is bigger battery and another is Fast charge.

Batteries are getting slimmer, without compromising on strength. We have altready witnessed, batteries ranging from 5000 ~ 10000 mAh. Now, fast charge can also give immediate boost to battery life.

Phablets and Business Solutions

Microsoft’s Surface line and Google’s new Pixel C will be among the frontrunners of this new frontier.

software platforms like iOS and Android will have to shift things a bit in order to accommodate this outlook. From new input methods to multi-tasking, the operating systems will have to take into account a use case that isn’t completely driven by touch and single screen apps.

Virtual Reality

This is one of the most growing concept in Smartphones today. We may see some smartphones with 360 cam and capable of running videos in actual environment, Not just limited to Video, we have gone far with gaming also.

Till now Technical limitations, design and cost were the main hurdles, but most of these have been overcome, and now it looks like VR is reaching the ideal point that developers have been chasing for years.

Modules

2015, we have seen Google MOdular Smartphone, and on same Trend, LG G5 may have swapable battery. Which means, 2016, may see some high end smartphones with some components which can be replaced instead of changing the smartphones, Like camera upgrade, separate battery, stylus option,

If you have some thing more in your mind, Please do share with us.

 

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