In 2020, innovative technology has evolved, at a dynamic pace. Today’s smartphones and wearable devices are no stranger to these changes. In the wearable device industry, the driving force is new fitness tracking and health monitoring technology.
For instance, Huawei has identified some specific technology trends in the smartwatch, fitness tracker, and mobile device industry. The year 2021 is expected to be a defining and momentous year in terms of new innovative technologies. Let’s take a look at the three big trends that will define the mobile industry’s technology development in 2021.
Trend No. 1: Camera technology on smartphones
Cameras have become a major component, today’s smartphones. Although some pioneering developments have already appeared in camera technology, many are waiting for many more. Several new camera technologies are under development. A growing importance is the camera performance for smartphone manufacturers and users. In this regard, additional features are being developed to improve image quality.
Multiple camera sensors in today’s smartphones make a multitude of new functions possible: zoom in, advanced HDR mode, portrait modes, 3D and low-light photography. Cell phones, with cameras of yesteryear, could barely capture distinguishable images. They offered resolutions as low as 0.11 to 0.35 megapixels.
For now, today’s smartphones can capture celestial bodies, taking their rightful place in the field of astrophotography. In the future, we expect to see many innovative advances, in-camera settings. First of all, sensor resolution, up to 100 megapixels. Also, expect shooting modes, in various formats, in low light conditions. In addition, ultra-fast autofocus, optical image stabilization, and other technologies are expected.
In fact, many professional photographers today give up their traditional cameras. They shoot with their smartphones, which capture equally breathtaking photos and videos. The quality of sound reproduction, on smartphones, is also increasing.
Trend No. 2: The development of battery packs
Batteries, every day, are becoming more and more advanced, replete with innovative solutions. Today’s flagship phones have plenty of new features, but sometimes that’s not enough.
Phone manufacturers have realized that the presence of technical characteristics is not a complete guarantee for victory in the fierce competition in today’s market of smartphones. As a consequence, they create technologies such as fast charging, reverse charging, reverse wireless charging.
In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, to order food, choose clothes or buy a term paper, people need cell phones with good battery life. Leading manufacturers are already adopting the necessary equipment to meet this demand.
In addition, higher battery capacity requires an energy-efficient cooling system. Therefore, phone makers built necessary cooling systems to assure decent performance of their handsets.
Trend No. 3: Expanding support for 5G networks
With the arrival of 5G, artificial intelligence and related ecosystems, will develop, at an accelerated pace. With the development of advanced 5G communication technology, Huawei recently announced the Kirin A1 processor. It is the world’s first and only processor designed exclusively for smartwatches, wireless headphones, and other wearable devices.
In addition, with the advancement of 5G, new technologies such as AI, AR, and VR will get faster development.
By 2035, 58 percent of the world’s population will have access to 5G technologies, according to the Global Industry Vision report.
Multifunctional, platform-independent, interactive smartphones will become our reality in the future.