Mobile technology has had a lot of changes from its beginning to current time. Various functions have been upgraded or included in mobile phones but we’ve seen near to little improvements in the smartphones generation recently.
The recent Mobile World Congress (MWC) saw consumers being offered a plenty of reasons to consider buying a new mobile device or smartphone. Take a look at the five trends of mobile technology hyped at the MWC.
Huge chunks of data are sent and received by smartphones. The next generations of network(i.e. 5G) technology are working on following the huge demands of the consumers but the new network should be able to handle the load easily.
Mobile network reaction times are set to become so extremely short that even cars may soon be controlled remotely, like the BWM, while ZTE also introduced world’s first 5G smartphone at MWC 2017.
eSIM: Small chip, big impact
This little chip is built into the devices so that you don’t need to buy new sim cards. You can change the network provider and telephone number wirelessly.
eSIMs are already used in cars and industrial machinery. Well, it is not available in the market right now but it is expected in few years.
The wireless technology Near Field Communication (NFC) was developed back in 2002. This technology is used to transfer data by holding a chip up to a scanner. NFC chips are already in use in ATM cards and smartphones.
You can easily pay in shops, restaurants or bars by waving your smartphone over a scanner. Expect it to see in more budget smartphone in near future.
LCD screens are everywhere these days. But manufacturers are starting to use this new technology which is far better than LCD screens. It offers a better quality and higher contrast and is only a few millimeters thick.
Manufacturers have been decreasing the price but OLED televisions are still out of many consumers’ price range. Plus the OLED displays are increasingly being used in flagship smartphones and thinner smartwatches.
HDR(High Dynamic Range) technology delivers a more contrast-rich picture that presents both lighter and darker details more evenly. The new technology is being used in recent televisions and is now even moving into smartphone displays such as the new LG G6, and surely the upcoming Galaxy S8.