In the past few years, one of the most prominent industries in terms of product capability and innovation was and still is the smartphone industry. It evolved from making simple connectivity tools to fully capable computing devices that could be held in hand. And with the constant and relentless demand for more, it grew to be one of the most successful industries in our modern world.

1. Smartphone cameras

In the early years of development that went into making smartphone cameras, the focus was on capturing the moment. They made little effort in terms of clarity, noise suppression, and contrast moderation. However, the new generation of smartphones brought a fresh take on what a camera can do.

1.1 Regular camera

The primary camera sensor is the most consistent and the one that has the most attention. It dishes out the best quality out of all the cameras, supported by either a depth sensor to measure distances and alter focus, or a wide-angle camera.

1.2 Wide shot camera

Often in smartphones in recent years, we find either a triple or a quad-camera setup, each one performing a different task than the others. The full shot camera takes smartphone technology and image processing technology to a different level. It takes still photos with a wider angle from the standard field of view while adding more details, pixels, and shadow regeneration.

2. Smartphone screens

Most smartphones have a fantastic amount of focus on the screen it implements, which is understandable since most of the time is spent navigating through it. So it became a priority in smartphone technology to enhance the smoothness of swiping on a high-resolution display. And when OLED screens started to fit in pockets, the smartphone developers designed them to cover the edges to give the phone a futuristic look.

2.1 Hole Punch Vs. Notch

There was a lot of debate as screens grew more substantial and expanded beyond the edges of smartphones about the placement of the front camera. Some companies like Apple and Google opted for notch solutions because it could hide their secure face recognition sensors. But others like Samsung and Huawei discarded the idea for the traditional fingerprint scanner, but they made a small cut within the OLED screen for the primary frontal camera.

2.2 High refresh rate

This concept entered the smartphone technology sheet through gaming engines, and then it transformed into every flagship’s staple. The higher refresh rate makes the animations and the experience of navigating the phone’s user interface much smoother.Related: What are the benefits of technology?

3. Smartphone technology in real life

Most smartphones nowadays focus their features and services around the things that consumers need in their daily lives. For example, a rookie photographer can buy a phone with a good quality camera instead of an actual sophisticated professional one. The plus is that they would still be able to have the rest of a smartphone’s features in their pockets.

4. Networking

Connectivity and swift responsiveness was the original goal that phones set as their goal. And with the emergence of new ways to connect devices, many of those devices changed to wireless methods. That’s why the latest Bluetooth 5.1 and 5G technologies entered the smartphone industry, allowing for headphones and cars to connect easier and store music and photos in a cloud, where the user streamed them into the smartphone.

Originally published on Live Positively.