As technology develops every day, so do the devices around us. From the little brick-like Nokia devices to the sleek mini-computers that we carry in our pockets, mobiles have come a long way. What’s latest in the world of smartphones? Let us have a look.
Now 5G smartphones are the new flavour of the month, and they’ve already started to hit the market. 5G connectivity ensures better speeds that can go up to 10Gbps, from the 300Mbps with 4G connectivity. This increase in speed can potentially change the way you surf, download and upload content to the internet.
5G also provides low latency. With low latency, the time between transfer of data from source to receiver is made extremely less; so much so that it is not perceivable to the normal human eye. This brings people closer to real-time, and that can actually make the experience of 3D imagery and holograms better.
Some good 5G smartphone recommendations would be:
- OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
- Realme X50 Pro 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Asus ROG Phone 3
- Vivo X50 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
- Apple iPhone 12
- OnePlus Nord
Pop-up camera phones
Pop-up cameras are the newest addition to the features in smartphones. It is a huge favourite for a number of reasons. One being that it increases the screen space by removing the space that selfie camera(s) used to take up.
A bezel-less screen is what a lot of people want — for greater viewing, gaming and overall experience. Secondly, in a world where privacy is increasingly becoming a myth, it hides the selfie camera when you don’t need it. Vivo was the first company to come up with a pop-up camera phone with its Vivo Nex. Later, a lot of companies came up with their own models. Some pop-up camera phones to consider while buying would be:
- Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- Oppo Reno 10X Zoom
- Redmi K20 Pro
- Lenovo Legion Pro
- Vivo Nex 3
- Samsung Galaxy A80
- Vivo V18 Pro
- Realme X
- Asus 6Z
The days of dual core and quad core processors are gone. Modern smartphones are all powered by powerful chipsets that can make your devices run better and faster. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 865 Plus, and Exynos 990 are some of the best processors that are being picked up by the smartphone manufacturing companies.
Augmented reality in smartphones
Through 5G connectivity, we can achieve very low latency. This will make our experiences almost real-time, thus making Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) on mobile possible.
Augmented reality is a technology that can superimpose virtual objects onto real life pictures. Thanks to faster networks and developmental work on processor chips by companies like Qualcomm, AR has finally made its shift to mobiles from computers. Augmented reality had already made a mark on our smartphones with the Snapchat and Instagram filters. But with 5G, there are chances that the full potential of AR will be unlocked.
Virtual reality in smartphones
Virtual reality, on the other hand, is a technology that can put a person inside a simulated environment. It is already becoming increasingly famous in PC gaming, but that requires a VR headset. In the case of smartphones, the mobile itself acts as the headset and the display.
A great example of VR in our smartphones is the Google Cardboard app that lets you fly to different places and experience them. Also, 360 degree videos available on various platforms like YouTube and Facebook are examples of VR videos. Even VR cinema has made it to smartphones; they can be easily played through particular apps made for the same.
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