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8 Must-read Upcoming Smartphones Features In 2020 by Tomvad: 7:58am On Sep 06, 2019
If there are any upcoming smartphones features you’d desire, I’m pretty sure that battery life, camera features, and processors are anticipated specifications. But here is a shocker: These are just the basics! Basics? Yes!

When talking about improvements and smartphones innovations, we are talking of top-class enhancement; features that were once believed to be found in sci-fi movies, and at times, in our imaginations. You’d agree with me that smartphones have become essential commodities, and with full assurance, by 2020, new phones coming out will have attained a high level of potential.

At this point, I can peer into your curiosity and enthusiasm to start reading the list of mobile phones of the future. But trust me, after reading this, you’d have no doubt agreeing that technology has given smartphones an exponential rise and has created a smooth ride for future-amazing productive devices. Below are eight excellent upcoming smartphones features in 2020.

Note: This article explains terms that you might not be familiar with; it highlights the benefits and why we can await each upcoming smartphones feature

1. Survive Drops. An older man I sometimes had a chat with bitterly complained about how often he sees people walking around with a broken smartphone. Just like him, you definitely wouldn’t admire a broken screen, but may I ask you, can your smartphone go a month without falling? If you answer no, you have higher chances of having a broken screen! It isn’t wrong to say that everyone faces that challenge, but smartphones makers understand this and want to halt it.

Benefits: Either your phone falls inside water or land, you can be sure of it coming out unharmed.

Can it Happen? Presently, some smartphones feature Corning Gorilla Glass 6, which lets phones survive an average of 15 drops from a distance of 1-meter, even though it lands on a rough surface. These are featured on Samsung Galaxy S10, Xiaomi Mi 9, Sony Xperia 1, LG G8 ThinQ, and others. And the good news is that Corning, which is the leading manufacturer of chemically strengthened glass, and several other makers have been working on new versions of protecting layers on upcoming smartphones which will offer more protection than Glass 6.

2. New Battery technology: You picked your phone, plugged it, and just less than 15 minutes, it’s fully charged. Unbelievable? That’s what we will get with graphene battery technology. Today, modern smartphones are powered by standard lithium-ion batteries, that support fast-charging, but they are no match with the new battery technology that will come in 2020.

Benefits: Within minutes, you can charge your phone. It is an ideal material for fast charge.

Can it Happen? In 2017, Samsung announced that the development of its graphene battery is underway. And by 2020, or at most, 2021, it will come with new upcoming smartphones.

3. 5G Connectivity: Will you be thrilled to download a two-hour movie in just less than 5 seconds? Yes, that the speed 5G connectivity promises. 5G connectivity tops out at 10gigabits per seconds. And evidently, that shows that it is a hundred times faster than the present 4G connectivity.

Benefits: Incredible Speed, faster load times, and enhanced responsiveness. With 1ms latency loading webpages would be like swiping through your gallery.

Can it Happen? North Americans, for examples, have already seen smaller iterations of 5G networks pop up, but by 2020, major areas will start the application. An estimate says that by the year 2023, 32% of North American mobile connections will be operating on a 5G network.

4. Holographic Display. Wonder what holographic display is? It is a type of display where light diffraction is utilized to create a virtual 3D image of an object.

Simplified Definition: Your phone’s screen will project 3D objects that you will be able to view from varying angles based on your physical positions.

An Example: A mapping application on your smartphone could resemble a little model of a city with buildings projecting out of your screen. Then, you’d be able to interact with the projected object above the display via hover gestures.

Benefits: You will enjoy interactive gaming, 3D sound for movie viewing, holographic calls, and mixed reality. What a wonder!

Can it Happen? The world’s first holographic smartphone, hydrogen one, was released last year by RED, a cinema camera maker. Unfortunately, it failed, even with its explanation by Red, Mashable explains that Red’s comment was stupid! Nevertheless, we can still expect a come back from Red, or we see more makers make this one of their upcoming smartphone features

5. Bezel-Less Display. A bezel is defined as a part of the frame on a smartphone.

Simplified Definition: Look at your phone, that area, either plastic or metal on the front that isn’t the screen is the bezel. Understood? However, when you hear Bezel-Less, it usually refers to less bezel, yet, in the future, we will come to see full bezel-display which will become an industry standard.

Benefits: It increases screen size without increasing the overall size of the device.

Can it Happen? For now, we’ve seen smartphones like Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi Mi 8, Huawei Honor 10, and several other phones with a bezel-less display. They are 100% screen – to- body ratio, and bezel-less. Assuredly, manufacturers are working towards making new phones coming out, to meet the industry standard of bezel-less display.

6. Flexible Phones. What if you can strap your phone to your hand like a wristwatch, that will be amazing, not so? Evidently! Phone manufacturers know how thrilling this will be. As a result, it makes up one of the futures of upcoming smartphones in 2020.

Benefits: Flexible phones are more resistant to shattering because they can bend to absorb impact before getting back to their original shape. It can fit better right inside your pocket. It is wearable like a wristwatch. And it will give more screen space exactly like tablets.

Can it Happen? For example, Samsung is working on a next flagship smartphone that comes designed with a flexible screen, called Samsung Galaxy flex 2020, and it is set to be released as one of their upcoming smartphones in 2020. Nokia presently is working on their concept device, and they aim at offering users the ability to wear their phones like a wristwatch or unfold like typical smartphones

7. Security Features. Today, smartphones features have numerous security features, which entails fingerprint sensors and Irish scanner. But don’t you want tougher and advanced security features that will guarantee you more confident and comfort? More robust security features to be expected include style of gait, voice tone, and typing speed.

Benefits: It will eliminate the use of a password and pin.

Can it Happen? Many phone manufacturers like Samsung, Apple iPhone, Huawei, and Xiaomi, and other leading phone brands are already working on enhancing their phone’s security features come 2020.

8. Recommendation For App. Have no idea what this is, then here we go! This is merely incorporating AI to understand your Mood and open up an App for you.

Example: During bedtime, it can recognize your Mood and open up a music app and play for you.

Benefits: It aids and simplifies our lifestyle. It offers more precision and accuracy.

Can it Happen? Already, we have Siri, Cortana, and Google now, dominating our home screen, and what can we only expect? More advanced feature!


Don’t you think having these features present in every new smartphone will be fantastic? Nevertheless, it is very likely that you’d think: “upcoming smartphones in 2020 with these features will be expensive.”

Well, if that’s what you think, I agree with you. But one thing is sure, if more manufacturers are joining the train, prices of these smartphones will become competitive.

Source: https://tomvad.com/8-must-read-upcoming-smartphones-features-in-2020/

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