Take a look at the mind-blowing smartphone features that may be just around the corner.
In your day-to-day existence, you’d be hard-pressed to find a person that isn’t transfixed to their smartphone for at least part of the day – heck, perhaps someone even bumped into you by accident this morning on the way to work, the pull of mobile Netflix too strong for them to watch their step.
Our humble phone has transformed from mere person-to-person communication device to an extraordinary, expansive virtual world that is the ultimate assistant in work and play. You would be forgiven for thinking that the world has seen the smartphone reach its peak, at least for now, and that innovation has somewhat ‘hit a wall’.
Well, here’s a taste of how the smartphones in your (perhaps quite near) future may be smart enough to change your world again:
3. Control your entire house from your phone
So, this one is already well underway, and with more companies adopting smart technology in their products and services, the smart and connected household is on the rise.
Right now, with the advent of modular products like D-Link’s Home Automation line-up, including smart plugs and sensors, you can monitor energy usage in your home through your mobile, and turn your home smart piece-by-piece – as it stands, you can control lighting, heating, install motion sensors and so much more – all controllable through your phone.
Appliance manufacturers Samsung and LG also have a range of smart washing machines and dishwashers that are app-enabled… and LG HomeChat even has the slightly unnerving feature of allowing you to text your appliances.
2. Contextual Intelligence
Do you trust your smartphone enough to make decisions for you? What if they could provide answers to the questions you haven’t even thought of yet?
If they were equipped with contextual intelligence technology, these concepts wouldn’t be far away.
The crux of contextual intelligence is in the gathering of huge amounts of data, and phones would likely achieve this through the use of sensors within the device, capable of continually scanning your surroundings, comparing it to data it already knows about you, to provide you with scarily accurate information and assistance.
1. Augmented Reality
Augmented reality – it seems very ‘Minority Report’, but if/when it lands on our smart devices, it could be very useful in a lot of ways.
Picture this: a movie poster catches your eye, so you walk up, point your phone at it, and with that activates a fully interactive experience that gives you access to show times and online ticket booking, trailers, cast information and more. Now imagine you could do this with basically anything – restaurants, transport terminals… once adopted, these things tend to take off pretty darn quick.
While we wait for these amazing future advancements, you can check out our current range of smartphones – jam-packed with great value and features.