There is no doubt that smart phones are evolving at a rapid pace. What seems to be new technology one minute is old news the next. Smart phones are coming out with new features so fast that it seems impossible to ever truly own the best and newest phone on the market.
In 2012, smart phone enthusiasts can definitely expect to see smart phones performing better and faster on every level, but there are a few areas where the advances of the future year will truly be jaw dropping. Certain areas in which 2012 smart phones will particularly advance include display, camera and performance as discussed below.
The iPhone has long been the industry leader when it comes to smart phone screens, and no one should expect that to last for long. Toshiba was able to release a 4 inch display with a pixel density of 367ppi which is a legit 1280 x 720 high definition screen. This style of screen is sure to become the standard across the industry, but it isn’t really the largest advance for screens.
In 2012, smart phones users can expect energy-efficiency to be the greatest screen advancement. Screens are generally what suck a smart phone battery dry, and future screens may incorporate new technologies such as CN-VOLET to reduce energy consumption and promote battery life.
Roll-up screens and flexible touch screens may also make an appearance in 2012 as Sony is striving to be the industry leader and is currently producing some of the more advanced flexible screen technologies.
Right now, many smart phones are offering not one, but two cameras, and rear-facing 8 megapixel cameras are becoming standard. However, in 2012, smart phones users can expect to see cameras with even better capabilities. Altek released a smart phone this year with 14 megapixels and a 3x optical zoom lens, and while the phone may not catch on this time around, it only demonstrates what larger smart phone creators may be working on.
Each year, better and better processors are released, and 2012 will be no exception. System-on-Chip processors are expected to increase to a 28-nanometer architecture which will allow more cores to fit onto a single chip. Qualcomm, which has provided excellent processors in the current HTC Android Phone series, is already expected to release a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon, and Nvidia is already promising to introduce a chip that will outperform its current Tegra 2 chip by 100. What does this mean for smart phone users? Well if you already think your smart phone is fast, wait for the ones released next year to blow the current ones out of the water. You’ll see lightning fast speed that will look excellent zooming across those great new displays.
Voice dictation, battery life, data input, and operating systems are also all expected to improve in 2012. Regardless, smart phone enthusiasts can expect to see some great and awing phones enter the market in the upcoming year. As the race to become the industry leader in smart phones continues, consumers will be the ones to benefit the greatest. Smart phones will only increase in function and speed, and are sure to make life more easy to manage and to enjoy in the future.