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Smartphones of the future

Present day technologies that will influence smartphones of the future.

Smartphones make our lives a lot simpler as they offer various features that are usually found in mainstream computers. Though only a fraction of mobile phone users have a smartphone the picture will likely change soon.

Technology is changing at a fast pace and so are smartphones. Here we have listed new technologies that will change smartphones forever.

Quad core processors

At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, two mobile chip makers, Qualcomm and Nvidia, showcased quad core processors for smartphones. With these processors, smartphones are expected to become faster and more power efficient.

Quad core processors are likely to feature a dedicated graphics engine. With a 12 core graphics engine, smartphones will be able to render 3D games and visuals at a much better quality.

Wifi standard n

The latest and fastest standard of Wifi is able to transfer data at speeds of up to 150 (mega bits per second). It is available in laptops and PCs but not in smartphones.

With its adoption not only do data transfer speeds improve dramatically, the range of operations also improves multifold.

Wifi n standard will operate at four times the present operational range of 200 meters.

With many operators working on wireless wide area networks, this will help reduce the cost of operations while improving speed as well.

Bluetooth 3.0

It is a faster, more secure wireless data transfer protocol capable of transfering data at up to 24 Mbps between smaller devices by creating a personal network among them.

Bluetooth 3.0, apart from being faster, is more secure as compared to the present version (Bluetooth 2.1).

It is also the most energy efficient version of Bluetooth.

USB 3.0

Since is the most common mode of connection for smartphones smartphone manufacturers across the globe are adopting a single format of USB as the standard mode for charging and connectivity for data transfers.

Though USB 2.0 can transfer big loads of data such as movies and song libraries, it takes a lot of time to do so. With the adoption of USB 3.0 speeds are likely to go up to 5 Gbps, which is much faster than what is currently available.

Advanced touchscreens

During the recently concluded Cebit 2011, a renowned technology exhibition in Germany, a new touchscreen technology was unveiled.

The touchscreen not only works with touch, it also recognises gestures (without touch). It can read the intensity of touch by calculating the pressure that is applied to the screen.

So it will be interesting to see how these technologies evolve in future smartphones.

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