Every year the smartphone industry develops, trying to sell us something new. Developers are trying day and night to come up with some kind of chip and make the smartphone special. But user – a being harmful and not always accepts and understands innovation.
But still there are technologies that are liked by the user and took root in smartphones. Let’s remember innovations that seemed unnecessary or strange at the time, but after their introduction, public opinion changed.
The display is constantly growing
Let’s remember mobile phones for a minute. What was important to us then? Size. And the smaller the phone was, the better it was considered and cost more. Now everything has changed, smartphones are constantly growing. The technology of creating a modern touchscreen focuses on increasing the screen. In the original models of smartphones, the average display size was 4-4,5″. Today, for most users, a screen with a diagonal of 5″ already seems uncomfortable and small. The latest best-selling models have displays ranging in size from 5.7″ to 6.2″.
Interestingly, now, to increase the screen, the smartphone does not need to grow physically, that is, to increase in size. The size of the smartphone remains the same, the screens increase due to the elimination of the framework.
In 2017 the most famous edge-to-edge smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 and the Apple iPhone X. Interestingly, even the budget models have almost frameless displays, for example, Q6 LG and Huawei Mate Lite 10.
As you can see, the big screens are perfectly accustomed. Moreover, thanks to the large displays, the devices became convenient to use for work. Smartphones are especially popular in taxi services, for example, the well-known Uber. We can say that the increase in the screen contributed to the integration of communication devices in the daily workflows of users.
Dual camera in smartphones
The dual camera began to be actively used in the top models in 2017. Does it make sense to have a double cell at all? The dual camera works on the same principle as a single one. Light passes through the lens and enters the matrix, after which the processor reads the information from the sensor and transforms it into a photo or video. It would seem everything as always. But the dual camera combined with a good processor gives great shots and videos.
So what’s the second camera for? Each manufacturer has its own answer to this question. For example, the iPhone uses the second module as an optical zoom. This technology allows you to get as close as possible to the object being photographed and at the same time get high-quality photos.
Huawei decided to use the second module to increase the dynamic range. One camera is normal, and the second is monochrome (black and white). This is done to detail in the shadows and improve the image quality.
Based on user feedback, many saw the result and positively assessed the work of the two cameras. This means that in 1-2 years even budget models will be produced with two cameras. It is worth noting that cheap smartphones now have dual cameras, but they do not play the role of zoom and do not give any detail. Added a second module simply because it is fashionable and does not affect the price.
For some it may even seem strange, but smartphones with glass cases are in fashion and are in demand. The first thought that comes to our mind – the glass is fragile. For many years, developers have puzzled over the increase in the strength of glass for the body. Finally, modern technology has allowed to produce devices with glass covers, resistant to scratches and mechanical damage. In fact, the cases of the latest innovations from Apple and Samsung are made of glass. It looks great.
In General, in the coming years we should expect a mass release of smartphones with a new so-called glass design.