1. You do not need to charge your phone frequently and you do not need a charger
Battery life on mobile devices is always a major customer complaint. With each new model, manufacturers try to improve the battery, but they also add even faster processors, which further reduce the power.
To solve this problem, device manufacturers are experimenting with various possible solutions such as Nano batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, solar power and kinetic energy.
2. You won’t need to charge your phone as often, and you won’t need a charger
Battery life on mobile devices has always been a chief complaint among consumers. With each new model, manufacturers attempt to improve the battery, but they also add faster processors, which drain more energy.
To solve this problem, device manufacturers are experimenting with a variety of possible solutions such as nanobatteries, hydrogen fuel cells, solar power and even kinetic energy meaning your phone will charge as you move around.
However your future phone’s battery works, it will certainly charge faster and probably wirelessly, eliminating the need for a charging port. Some device manufacturers have already made it possible to charge their latest devices wirelessly, but so far, the ports remain. That will likely change in the coming years as consumers become more accustomed to wireless charging — and as coffee shops and other businesses begin to install wireless charging units for customer use.
Furniture makers have also been thinking about wireless charging. During Mobile World Congress 2015, IKEA announced plans to start building into home decor.
3. You’ll use virtual buttons and virtual assistants
Manufacturers have been expanding screen size for years, but the smartphone of the future will likely be all screen, with display capabilities on the front, back and sides of the device. That means no physical buttons, not even a home button.
As the device becomes increasingly virtual and streamlined, so will the user interface. Virtual assistants will take on a bigger role, helping you navigate your phone and apps, personalizing your home screen based on your patterns. Thanks to advances in these assistants are also becoming smarter and more intuitive.
What will your smartphone look like in 2020 and beyond? These developments are likely where the trends are heading, but disruption happens quickly, it’s impossible to say for sure.