Gartner Research

Top 10 Smartphone Technologies and Capabilities in 2016 and 2017

Published: 26 April 2016

ID: G00298572

Analyst(s): Anshul Gupta , Roberta Cozza , Tuong Nguyen


We discuss 10 technologies and capabilities whose developments and transformations cannot be ignored by any mobile device vendor. It will be critical for product development managers in mobile device vendors to acquire more skills and assets or forge new partnerships to better exploit them.

Table Of Contents


  • Battery
    • Fast Charging
    • Wireless Charging
  • Immersive Experience
    • Augmented and Virtual Reality
    • Multiple Lens Camera Solutions
  • Personalized Experiences
    • Virtual Personal Assistants (VPAs)
    • Biometric Authentication and Technologies
  • Display Technology
    • Flexible Display
  • Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 Standards
    • USB Type-C
    • Embedded SIMs (e-SIMs)

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