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What To Expect From Smart Phones In 2012

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.

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This guest post was written by Jessica Wagner, a freelance writer from San Diego, CA.



  1. Calli

    July 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Jess,

    Energy efficiency sounds great to me. But honestly, I miss those cellphones with keypads because I can text without having to look at the screen. With smartphones, its hard to do that. I can’t even text faster even if I’m focused on the I also hope smartphones won’t get too big. I still want my phone to fit in my jeans’ pocket. 🙂

  2. Jess

    July 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    It just takes time to get used to them! 🙂

  3. jorge

    July 22, 2011 at 4:58 am

    From my point of view.. they are living out their name.. smart..

  4. Bishwajeet

    July 24, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Performance will be a major issue in the coming mobile phones.

  5. neil martin

    July 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    the thing of 2012 for me will hopefully be longer battery lifes. The battery life of smart phones is shocking its like its great for texting, but check your email, twitter or listen to some music and it soon died.

  6. terry

    July 25, 2011 at 5:34 am

    assuring performance is good and that it includes the life of it’s battery as well..

  7. reeha

    July 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I don,t know in 2012 but in 2050 every one will fix the cell phone in their mind and just think about the name and number and the number will dial. ….lolz… 2012 will bring more small and slimmest cellphone than the previous and i am expecting for writing cellphone like i speak something and cell[phones will write what i speak.

    • Joshua

      November 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      I’m not sure about the cell phones in your mind, but I know for a fact that the talk-to-text technology is there. the iPhone4 Siris app and the Windows Phone Dragon app allows people to use the talk-to-text technology.

  8. Sarah

    August 10, 2011 at 7:03 am

    We expect high performance. Because it shows the quality.

  9. Sandra

    September 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    This post makes me even more curious for 2012, I can hardly wait.
    I hope they will make better batteries that charge faster and can keep the phone alive for more than a day.

    So more energy efficient screens are a must, but also the faster processors are supposedly also more energy efficient.

  10. Joanne

    November 5, 2011 at 6:12 am

    But there is a person who just happen to pass by. He was one of the pioneers on modern digital computers. He made a name and changed the world. Though he left his legacy to the young ones now, he is very much missed by many people in the industry and even the consumers themselves as well. He will be remembered.
    RIP Sir Steve Jobs.

  11. SMP

    April 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Thanks. I can’t imagine what smartphones will be in 2020)

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