With technology advancing at a breakneck speed, new advancements are changing our lives day in and day out. But let’s be honest … although our phones are sleeker and faster than ever before, it can be said that the tech behind them seems to have stalled. Some may even go as far as to say that the entire phone tech scene is becoming a bit of a bore.
So, with a less than earth shattering year of developments behind us, is there really anything big to look forward to in 2018? Although only time will tell, here are some pretty awesome advancements we’re excited to see.
Best New Smartphone Tech
Although Google’s Tango AR project turned out to be a flop, it looks like augmented reality is here to stay. Steering away from rigid hardware requirements, AR efforts like ARKit in iOS and ARCore in Android Orio are breathing new life into what was previously a cumbersome experience.
AI may be all the rage, but can we expect any tremendous breakthroughs over the next year? We’ve already seen artificial intelligence and computer learning integrated into a number of apps, but this year smartphone companies want to integrate AI on a larger scale, including better content suggestions, real time translation, and much more. Recently used by Huawei to dramatically improve your photos through image recognition and dedicated neural processing units, smartphone companies are hot on maximizing the benefits AI has to offer.
3D Face Scanning
Apple’s breakthrough with 3D face scanning was truly on the cutting edge of smartphone technology, and other companies are quick to follow suit. 2018 will likely usher in several of the top Android devices showcasing 3D face scanning technology, with varying degrees of success.
Better Bluetooth Buds
As the familiar headphone jack is getting phased out, improvements to headphone design combined with the latest Bluetooth technology will likely lead to earbuds that are actually good but also cheap. This means mainstream usage and greater convenience and cost savings for the masses.
While it’s great to have the best new smartphone tech to look forward to, there’s no denying that our current smartphones are getting the job done. And as they continue to improve over the next year, iDropped is dedicated to staying current with the latest trends and offering professional and reliable repairs every step of the way.