From 3D graphics to biometric scans: How your smartphone will get smarter

LONDON. February 22. KAZINFORM Today's smartphones are much more than phones -- they are powerful, networked multimedia computers, and over the next 10 years they'll get far more advanced. As a result, mobility is transforming many day-to-day processes -- including how we sell, communicate, collaborate, train, and educate. The following are some key technological developments that will revolutionize the smartphone over the next decade, CNN reports.

3D display

Your smartphone will have a 3D display and a 3D web browser, and you won't need special glasses to view it. So instead of just viewing web pages on your smart phone, you'll be able to go into environments (or stores or showrooms) and maneuver around in them, just as you do on devices like the Xbox. Alternatively, you'll be able to see things sticking out from the screen, again without the special glasses. So, the 3D web on your smartphone will be a game-changer for business.

Biometric security

Rather than have to remember numerous passwords, you will be able to access data and sites on your smartphone using multiple biometric authentications . Advanced screen resolution and sensors on the phone will make this possible.

For example, when you touch the screen, it will recognize you based on your fingerprint. In addition, your phone's front-facing camera will use facial recognition to identify you. Everyone's voice is unique, so voice recognition will also be part of the identification/security process.

How you handle the phone -- your keystrokes and touch/maneuver patterns -- are also unique. The number of biometrics used will depend on the level of security you want based on what you are doing. For example, if you're accessing your Facebook account, you may only want one biometric for authentication. However, if you're doing a high-level security activity (such as banking via your smart phone), you'll likely want to use multiple biometrics.

Wireless payments

Your smartphone will become your wallet. Credit cards are easy, but e-wallets are easier . Currently, Google has a mobile wallet that works with Citi MasterCard, and in the future it will work with other credit cards. It is secure and enables you to make payments with your smartphone.

In the near future, as every financial service firm gets into mobile payments, you will move very quickly from a leather wallet to a smartphone wallet. One example of an enabling technology is NFC -- near-field communications chips -- which are being built into smart phones as you read this article. They allow for secure and easy payment, so be ready for it.

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