1. Faster processing power
If we have learned anything from the past decade, it’s that speed is relative. The smartphones of the mid-2000s, which at the time felt blindingly fast, feel downright non-functional compared to the performance speeds of today’s devices.
Even when you compare new devices to models released only a few years ago, the differences in processing speeds are stark. For example, the processor used in the new Nokia 7.1 is 40% faster than its predecessor released a couple of years ago. If there is one sure-fire prediction that can be made about the future of mobile tech, it’s that processing speed will continue to increase at a frantic pace.
2. Longer lasting batteries
Faster processing speeds require high-capacity batteries capable of withstanding the rigors of increased performance. Just to put things in perspective, modern smartphones are millions of times more powerful than all of NASA’s combined computing power in 1969. All that power requires a tremendous amount of energy.
Modern mobile batteries don’t merely keep pace with the increase in processing power, but instead, handle the energy much more efficiently than batteries of the past. For example, the original iPhone boasted only 8 hours of 3G web browsing. In contrast, the all-day battery life of the Nokia 7.1 lets you watch, play and surf longer without charging.
3. Extreme photo resolution
It’s almost impossible to believe just how far camera lens technology has come in the past decade. For instance, the first camera phone, which was released at the turn of the century, featured a paltry 0.11 megapixels. The new Nokia 7.1 features a dual main camera with a 12 MP lens with Zeiss optics, and an 8 MP front-facing camera. Photos taken with camera phones of the mid-2000s are mere blurry smudges when compared to the gorgeous images shot with modern hardware. Photo resolution is expected to continue growing, which is great news for the newest generation of content creators.
4. Multiple camera filters at once
Camera filters have become just as ubiquitous in the modern era as cameras themselves. The rise of image-based social media sites, such as Instagram and Snapchat, have placed photo filters front-and-center as one of the most desirable tech features. While many current mobile devices only allow for one filter to be used at a time, the Nokia 7.1 will allow users to fiddle around with multiple filters at once.
As the popularity of photo filters continues to grow, mobile companies will be focused on advancing filter and facial recognition functionality.
5. Superior video consumption
Video quality isn’t just about resolution. HDR (High Dynamic Range) smartphone displays have transformed our mobile video consumption into more than just a way to ward off boredom. Instead, our phones have evolved into a fully functioning immersive video experience.
In addition to hardware improvements, phone design now prioritizes video consumption, with shrinking bezels making way for larger screens and wider aspect ratios. With a new generation of displays right around the corner, mobile display tech continues to advance.
The Nokia 7.1 is a perfect example. Featuring a Full HD+ 5.84” display and a 19:9 aspect ratio, the 7.1 allows you to shoot and watch HDR videos, providing increased contrast, vivid detail and more true-to-life color. The device’s Live Broadcasting Dual-Sight feature transforms the 7.1’s display into a personal creative hub, allowing you to use multiple 3D personas, masks and filters in your photos and videos simultaneously.
While it is impossible to predict exactly where mobile technology might be headed, faster processing speeds, longer lasting batteries, extreme photo resolutions, multiple simultaneous camera filters and enhanced video consumption are a safe bet. One thing is for sure; advancements in mobile technology show no signs of slowing.