Smartphones are getting smarter and powerful with the latest advancement in technology. But that doesn’t stop manufacturers from creating a smarter, faster ones equipped with all the latest technologies. Here is a list of some of the major trends which the manufacturers will be concentrating in 2013.
Bigger HD screens
The latest in big screen is the 5 inch HD screen. HTC Droid DNA, Sony Xperia Z, Huawei Ascend D2 are some of the models which offer 5inch screen with full HD(1080p) resolution. Huawei even got a 6.1 inch screen but with less resolution. This year, we will be seeing more smartphones with bigger screens. Having a bigger screen reduces the battery life. This is also another challenge the manufactures have to consider and they already have 2330 and 3000nAh battery for it.
More Processing Power
Almost every fast smartphone is now equipped with Quad Core Processors. Quad Core Processor is the latest trend. Qualcomm, nVidia and Ericsson are the major players in mobile processor market. The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors offer 75% better performance that its predecessor. The chips also have built in support for 4G LTE and 802.11ac.These phones will be available by second half of 2013. nVidia recently released Tegra 4, the first quad core processor with support for ARM based devices.
Bigger screens with high resolution, presence of numerous Apps and multimedia entertainment can easily drain smartphones battery life. More powerful 2330 and 3000mAh batteries are now available which provides slightly better battery life. Research is still going on how to make the batteries hold power and it looks promising.
On the smartphone side, manufacturers are also incorporating battery saving features inside their models to save power. For instance, Sony introduced Battery Stamina Mode which improves standby time by shutting down battery draining apps when the screen is turned off. Huawei lowers battery power consumption by automatically turning off transmission circuits when there is no data transmission.
Hardiness to dust and water
This is something we all expect to improve in any device not only smartphone. Some of the latest smartphones have firmly closed ports and covers to assure some level of protection. This can assure dust and water protection, atleast better than what we had before. It needs to be seen how much improvement can be seen this year.
High Resolution Camera
This is one feature anybody would love to have. Sony and Huawei have already models with 13MP rear end camera. Even though most models ignore front end camera, Xperia Z and Grand S is equipped with 2MP good enough for 1080p video. Sony implemented HDR for both still and video images which enable the camera to capture same image at different exposure levels, but layers it to create a single optimized shot. Models such as Xperia have camera which allow 10 photos per second burst mode. The technology is still improving and by this yr we will be seeing more advanced camera inside smartphones.