After Conquering the World For Decades, Smartphone Faces Uncertain Future
While top smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Samgsung reveal their latest handsets containing high-tech features, one cannot ignore that smartphone sales have been decreasing in major markets.
According to a publisher, 2018 has been marked as the beginning of the end of traditional smartphones and a new era of computing and connected devices based on voice, touch, and gesture.
“The transition from smartphones to smart wearables and invisible interfaces, earbuds that have biometric sensors and speakers; rings and bracelets that sense motion; smart glasses that record and display information, will forever change how we experience the physical world,” said the publisher.
Other sources claim that the smartphone will not be disappearing anytime soon, even if sales flatten in the market.
“The smartphone is not going away, but it might change its shape and form factor. The smartphone market still has legs for many years to come,” said David McQueen, an analyst on connected devices.
McQueen also added that the mobile industry is enhancing the devices with more immersive touch-less experiences, and fueling them with artificial intelligence, along with mixed reality and gesture control.