The smartphone has become an indispensable part of technology in today’s society. In fact, the smartphone has been evolving over the years to include all sorts of great technologies. Today’s models have brilliant HD cameras, microSD card support and Bluetooth connectivity among other things.

The qualities that come with smartphones are great but like with any other kind of technology, there is no real limit as to what you can find on a good setup. The smartphones of the year 2020 are certainly going to be different from what you’re seeing today. With this in mind, let’s look at a few different features that you might get in your smartphone in 2020. You will come across many exciting technologies in the future to make your phone more functional and even a little more secure in its design.

You’ll Get More Cores For Your Processor

Quad and octa-core processors are great for smartphones but what about 32 cores? This could be a reality when Moore’s law, a law stating that the speed of a certain item is expected to double every two years since the invention of that particular items, is considered.

With Moore’s law in mind, a smartphone should have up to 32 cores in its processors on average. This should create great phones that are faster than the desktop computers that you’ve got today. It can do well when you are looking to get your phone secure and ready for use in any case.

The Voice Control Features Will Be More Advanced

Voice controls are great for use on today’s smartphones but in the future, that control setup will become more powerful. You can actually use this to control more features on your phone while making it work quickly and effortlessly.

In particular, you can get a phone to work with only your voice. Smartphone technology will evolve to where it has an easier time with identifying sounds.

The voice control can be set up to where you can use your voice to program different functions. Over time, your device will start to identify the unique tones and frequencies that your voice comes with. This will make it to where your voice is the only one that will be read by the phone. It keeps other people from trying to break into your phone.

An Iris Scanner Will Analyse Your Unique Eye Pattern

Fingerprint scanners have already been consistent on many different phones. This is a great biometrics measure, but at the same time, it might not always work. This could be a problem if you have dry skin or your finger is worn out.

Eye scanner support might be utilised in the future. This is a unique setup that can work well. This could use a sensible design where your eye will be reviewed by a sensor. This will check on the unique features on your eyes to create a better security feature. This could make a real difference when it comes to getting your smartphone protected. The fact that your eye is more unique than anything else will especially be an important thing to see.

You Can Bend the Screen on Your Phone!

Minor curves may be found in some smartphone screens to make images a little more noticeable and immersive. New technologies like Willow Glass from Corning and YOUM from Samsung are being made to provide phones with flexible screens. That is, a screen could be folded up in half without adding fatigue. This could make a smartphone all the most portable as it could close up when not in use. You could even bend one of these outward to give more people a clear view of your phone when sharing things on it.

You Use GPS…But What About IPS?

While GPS technology doesn’t work well indoors, IPS technology can be used. Future smartphones will have IPS or indoor positioning technology to help you locate your position in many indoor spots. This uses scattered fixed nodes in your phone to report on your position inside a spot. This should provide you with a clear idea of where you are going in places like airports, shopping malls and other large indoor spots. This could even give you directions in many cases.

5G Signals Are Coming Sooner Than You Think

You want to go faster when using a mobile phone, right? Well, there is a chance you can do that in the near future. You can use 4G signals on many phones, but that doesn’t mean it will be as fast as you can go. In the future, you can use 5G signals.

A 5G connection will use a 28 GHz band and can transmit download speeds of 1 Gbps. This is quite a development, but it is not quite ready just yet. The technology has to evolve and be tested to where it will be easier for 5G signals to be sent out at wider ranges. This will make 5G support easier to access well into the future if used right.

Get More Out of Your AI

The use of personal assistants on today’s smartphones is a popular feature, but eventually more advanced technology will be used. Advanced AI will provide you with more customised solutions based on the different controls and setups you want to use. This could provide you with more support for handling different items on your smartphone. Best of all, it makes it easier for your phone to recommend all sorts of controls and other special features to you.

More VR Support Will Be Available

You will find more virtual reality support on smartphones as time goes by. This comes as there will be more items for you to look forward to having. You can find different VR support features that entail smaller sensors and lighter headsets. You could even get some smartphones to project images through hologram-like lights. This could create better images without worrying about bothersome headsets. This will require plenty of effort to prepare, but it can make a difference if used the right way and with care.

Your Battery Will Last Longer

The battery on your smartphone will go on for even longer in the future. That means you won’t be a slave to recharging stations when you’re aiming to get your smartphone to stay functional.

The potential for your phone to have a battery that works at 5000mAh or greater is certainly a positive. This means that it could last for days before it has to be recharged.

On a related note, new technology will help you to charge up your smartphone even faster. Aluminium graphite batteries that take less than a minute to charge should be available in the future. This can create a good voltage after many charges and will not be a fire risk.

No Bezels? That’s a Great Thing

A smartphone in the future will come without any bezel features. The bezel typically keeps the screen in place and establishes a slight border. However, a bezel-free design could be in your future. This means you’ll have a smartphone where the image will actually cover the entire screen. This makes it easier for the phone to display more things and to be a little more useful.

Be prepared to watch for what will come out to your smartphone in the future. The world of smartphone technology is always advancing. The odds are very good your phone will be very different in 2020 when compared with what it is like right now. You will be amazed at how well your phone will work then thanks to the many technologies that will come about in the future.

Augmented Reality

AR technology uses real world surroundings to create a virtual environment by adding (augmentation) some CG I/P like sound, graphics, GPS etc. The best and most common example of use of AR is Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go used the GPS present in the phone, to get people to walk to a certain place and then used the phone’s camera to create virtual creature on the screen of the phone.

We believe more such applications, and not just games will make use of AR and we’ll get to see more enticing user experience. Asus have already announced the Zenfone AR dedicated for AR applications and will come with some preloaded AR applications. More AR supportive phones and applications should come as no surprise and might just be a norm by 2020.

Non-Touch Gestures

This feature made its first appearance in the Samsung Galaxy S4. You could wake the phone from sleep without actually having to touch the screen. But the application of non-touch was limited and not much useful apart from bringing battery issues along.

Many phones today support face recognition, and gestures etc. in their cameras to capture photos. This feature is very common in today’s phones, but we are expecting phones to make some advances in the technology to control our devices, not just through touch, but also through voice and remote gesture.

3D Screen

3D movies an already becoming mainstream; also 3D TV Sets have flooded the market. We are moving very fast towards making everything smaller and more compact. 3D mobile screens may be just the next thing in line. With 3D cameras and 3-D lenses for cameras already in motion, the 3D trend in mobile phones may begin with incorporation of digital 3D ready cameras and slowly move towards 3D mobile displays.

Although this seems a distant dream from now, we’re expecting this dream to become a reality by 2020. Even if full-fledged devices don’t come to the markets, we may still expect prototypes to make some news by then.