Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2018

Published: 30 July 2018

ID: G00340118

Analyst(s): Tuong Nguyen


A competitive mobility strategy requires knowledge of intelligent digital mesh innovations that connect information and services to endpoints. Technology product managers must evaluate these technologies to identify exploitable opportunities.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Midrange Wireless Power Charging
    • Internet of Things Authentication
    • Emotion AI
    • 802.11ax
    • 5G
  • At the Peak
    • In-Display Optical fingerprint
    • Bluetooth 5
    • Edge Computing
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Deep Neural Nets (Deep Learning)
    • Machine Learning
    • NLP
    • Virtual Assistants
    • Cognitive Computing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Sensing Cameras
    • Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensors
    • Quantum Dots in Displays
    • Computer Vision
    • Internet of Things
    • Mixed Reality
    • 802.11ad
    • Gaze Control
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
    • Bluetooth Beacons
    • Flexible Display
    • 802.11ah
    • Augmented Reality
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Device-Embedded Biometric Authentication
    • LTE-M
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Virtual Reality
    • Indoor Positioning
    • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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