It’s 2016 and I don’t think we can call smartphones, smartphones anymore. We’re using that gadget in our pockets less for making calls and more for other things. Taking pictures, posting social updates, replying to emails, editing documents, editing videos, pretty much everything that needs to get done, you can do it on a smartphone. So, what’s going to be the next big thing in 2016?
It looks like the sky is the limit for Samsung. In a patent application just released by the US patent office, the Korean manufacturer is going all out with a crazy mobile device concept that combines a foldable body with a flexible display, and a built-in projector that can project hologram images.
This is of course only a patent application so it’s too early to say if we’ll see a similar device being released this year, not all the tech in one device, at least. You might see Samsung expanding its range of flexible display devices, and it’s not the first time they stuffed a projector into a smartphone (remember the Galaxy Beam?).
Released in 2010, the Galaxy Beam is a novel idea that was probably ahead of its time but today with video on demand and mobile content steaming being a big thing, a phone with a built in projector wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Imagine whipping out your phone and projecting “The Bing Bang Theory”. That would be cool. What do you think?