Top 8 Smartphone Trends to Watch in 2022

Smartphone trends keep evolving. Manufacturers, smartphone brands, and consumers are all together when it comes to this revolution.

Top 8 Smartphone Trends to Watch in 2022
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Innovation is a constant, and it isn't going to stop soon. People are always looking forward to something new smartphone-wise. For most individuals, it isn’t hard embracing the changes.

Here are some of the smartphone trends to look forward to in 2022.

1. The 5G-series Remains a Big Thing

The Samsung Galaxy 20 and the iPhone 12 generations were the first ones to adopt 5G technologies. Nonetheless, several other models are following suit. These phones are currently available at low prices and mid-price ranges.

5G services are widely available in Europe, and the strongest adoption is evident in Northern Europe.

In 2022, brands will continue pushing for innovative uses of 5G handsets. Also, 5G hybrid phones meeting the niche market will most likely dominate the market.

Resolution in 5G phones will increase while the latency will reduce, making it great for video streaming apps.

These phones will make data transfer from one device to the other easier. Also, it will be difficult to develop new features on the phones without affecting the app performance.

2. The Display Will Improve

The display will be thinner and bigger. Rather than the ordinary LED, more smartphones will have OLED displays. OLED technology enables crisper colors with a deeper black.

A higher refresh rate enables smooth scrolling. Thus more manufacturers are offering variable refresh rates since the higher the refresh rate, the more a battery is used.  

For instance, people would witness a higher refresh rate when scrolling down their phones or playing video games. However, the rate would decrease when only pictures or videos are displayed on the screen.

3. Mobile Learning

Several people use their mobile devices for learning purposes. It’s easy to access the device whether at home, in the office, at the park, or on the bus. This makes it easier to access information.Even in 2022; the trend is no different.

Joyofandroid is contributing to this by teaching individuals about games, gadgets, useful apps, and accessories. They teach anything and everything about the Android ecosystem. They review apps, talk about troubleshooting, data security, and more. The goal is to make Android users happy.

Additionally, mobile learning is interactive and effective. Most times, the feedback is immediate, making learning interesting. Enterprises are even encouraging mobile learning to their employees to increase their skills. 

Lastly, mobile learning allows for easier course competition, better engagement, and more knowledge retention.

4. The Emergence of Several App Trends

Several app trends will be impactful in 2022. Some of these include super apps, wearable apps, and P2P apps.

  • Super Apps

Since most apps are for one purpose only, this is expected to change. An app will serve more than one purpose. These apps are popular in Asia, and they are slowly cropping into the western world.

An example of such an app is Natural AI. It enables you to do different activities like online shopping and also order grocery and food delivery. 

Soon, there will be a more streamlined approach to different apps.

  • P2P Apps

Peer-to-peer(P2P) mobile apps are increasing in popularity as freelance work is becoming more available. Individuals use these apps to pay for friends and family apps. 

More social media platforms are opening built-in app payments systems. OS in-built payment systems would increase.

  • Wearable Apps

App developers need to find ways to integrate their apps with wearable technology. Wearable devices like the Fitbit, Apple Watch continue to be popular. For example, an Apple Watch has a new interface and a better wallet. Google is also getting there with its wearable platform.                                                                                                                                                                              

5. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and AI

AR and VR experiences continue to be on the rise. Brands are currently using AR to help you see how an item would look at your home. The AR shooting feature allows users to capture the real world and virtual scenes while maximizing the fun.

Companies like Microsoft and OPPO are currently experimenting with AR to improve their users' experiences.

Currently, the mobile app is full of AI, and this is expected to grow. Examples include Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri. FaceApp has also evolved into Photo Animation.

Mobile apps are also incorporating softwares like voice recognition that enhances user experience by encouraging hand-free use. 

6. Faster Charging

Top 8 Smartphone Trends to Watch in 2022
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Charging a phone for 2 to 3 hours can be tiresome, especially if you find yourself in a situation where you constantly need to charge it.

Fortunately, this narrative is changing as brands are releasing fast-charging products. They are making it easy to charge a smartphone from 0 % to 100% in a few hours.  Additionally, they are integrating safer and faster batteries with their upcoming phones.

7. Advanced Biometrics

Insecurity is still a threat to smartphones in 2022. People with malicious intentions always try their best to hack these phones. Although data protection regulations for smartphones are already in place, most users are unaware of the dangers impending them. 

To improve security, users should expect advanced biometrics. Advanced features in facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, and voice recognition will be present to improve security. 

8. Foldable Phones

Foldable phones allow flexibility. You can adjust comfortability between their maximum and their minimum size. The feature opens up more space for productivity, daily use, and entertainment. Additionally, it will allow a full-screen viewing experience for the user all the time.  

Apps on these phones are likely to be popular as app developers will play around with the remaining space. It will be more evident in gaming and streaming apps. 

OPPO has already introduced the foldable concept into the market. The display rolls like a  book, thus increasing its size.

Final Thoughts 

The above piece covers some smartphone trends that are changing the game in 2022. Mobile learning, 5G, better display, advanced biometrics, and faster charging are some trends that will dominate the market.

Apart from the above features, companies and brands continue to experiment with other aspects to improve user experience.

Lastly, always embrace these changes as they happen to make our lives better. 



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