Infographic: Features your next smartphone may have

If I had to sum up the themes for smartphones in 2011, I’d likely point to dual-core chips, front and back cameras and high-definition video capture. This year is already shaping up to improve on those features as we now have quad-core phones hitting the market bringing improved multitasking and better performance without sacrificing battery life. This year is when 4G will become the norm in a phone as well. But what about the future?

New chips, sensors and potent graphics processors for more immersive gaming are likely on tap as software applications follow the hardware advances. Symphony Teleca gathered up various data points and technologies in this infographic that helps explain what features to expect. Now that I think about it, many of these are part of Samsung’s new Galaxy S III, which debuted today. Talk about good timing!