What will your smartphone look like in ten year's time and beyond? And how different will it seem from today's smartphones? From foldable screens and holograms, to solar charging and augmented hearing, we look ahead to some of the amazing innovations that are likely to shape the smartphone of the future.
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The general rule of thumb with smartphones is that the more impressive the specs are, the more battery is required to run it. Battery life has always been a mobile phone user's worst friend, and with more and more features being packed into each new device, it's understandable that batteries are struggling to keep up.
The good news is that better battery technology is coming, from nanobatteries to improved, more efficient materials (like lithium metal foil). Plus, charging is set for a revolution: in a few year's time, you'll be able to fully charge your battery while the kettle boils instead of leaving it plugged in for hours. There are incredible advances in wireless charging in the pipeline, too: one team is developing the kind that uses ultrasound tech - the same tech that's used to scan unborn babies - and ...
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