by Farhan Mushtaq
Although screen displays on smart phones have gotten wider and their capturing-devices have improved, the progression of gee-whiz innovation has slowed-down as recent releases of newly-launched smart phones lacked innovation with the exception of concave screens, bent either diagonally or horizontally from top to bottom. Smart phone companies are continuously thriving to get rid of this technological swamp, however, it might take another year or two before any major breakthrough could be recorded. Companies are looking forward to introducing fold-able screens, which will be able to bend enough to be carried in a pocket by its owner. However, building smart phones with more pliable screens won’t be a easy task for the producers. For a smart phone to bend, each part of the phone will have to be pliable including its battery, chips and other parts so they can bend with the device.
Smart phone giants such as Samsung and Apple are setting the stage for bigger things to come. Samsung have showed confidence that it could create phones with bendable screen by the end of 2015, capable of bending in all directions. Companies now are paying more attention not only towards cell phones physical appearance but also aims to improve its interactivity with the user. Options of voice recognition and virtual assistants are already in place, enabling the user to engage in conversations and take helpful tips. The utmost goal is making the phones immensely responsive and reflexive to the needs of their owners and to make it so effective that you’ll be speaking to your phone, asking it to perform tasks for you and it would actually be responding to whatever you commanded. In future smart phones will become a person’s necessity beyond imagination, if such concepts are realized.
The companies are working on enhancing and strengthening the bond between a person and its phone by the inclusion of functions that are responsive in nature. The future smart phone will be small in design that could be carried easily at all times and would be essential enough that you won’t wish to get away with it. They will be functionally more vibrant and integrated according to the daily needs that humans are faced to. Future smart phones will become a person’s navigator, knowledge bank, assistant and amulet. Without a smart phone to come to the rescue, a person may even feel reduced to being a mere mortal.