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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!

4 Responses to “Infographic: Features your next smartphone may have”

  1. We will use phones to capture, process, filter, display and exchange data in ways that we haven’t been able to until now.

    Phones won’t stand alone – cloud computing, social networking and other IT trends will create technologies and behaviors along with the new mobile computing products.

    Imagine better/remote mics to capture meetings automatically, and then the software/services to transcribe them.

    Imagine the value of fingerprint recognition (not new, but it is on phones) to make data transactions faster and more secure.

    Imagine services that combine lots of contextual data to give phone user a live portal at work (who’s in this meeting, what internal/external news is relevant to what we’re about to discuss, who at this conference should I be speaking with right now, and where are they?) and at play (who’s single here, who knows my ex-boss, alert – the last bus to home leaves in 5 minutes!).

    Since we have ways to get the data in and out, and plenty of horsepower to process it by now, I’d guess most of the advancement in phones will come in displays to let us see more from our phones (Google Glass?) and in the software/services to make sure we get exactly the right information when we need it.