Smartphones & Virtual Reality: What Does The Future Have In Store?

There are many different kinds of VR systems in the world today, and thanks to the excitement surrounding technology, there are more and more companies developing solutions that immerse users in a whole new kind of hands-on experience. The two primary challenges VR tech companies face, however, lie within creating useful content that will help enhance the experience. On one hand, tech companies are doing their best to create a VR system that’s accessible to everyone. On the other hand, they continue to struggle with the expenses, making the possibility less and less likely.

By way of example, we’re going to talk about what VR systems have in store for the future, specifically related to your smartphone as the key component. Since the start of VR introduction, several companies have released accessories that you can simply slide your phone into, and in doing so, the user will then gain a fairly inexpensive VR experience that can be appreciated almost anywhere in the world. In order to accomplish this, however, smartphones must have the ability to handle this new feature while maintaining its normal functions all at once. Here’s how smartphones and VR systems will change the way we view the world.

The Future of VR in Your Handheld Device

It’s easy to operate: If you find yourself viewing this article, chances are you’re viewing it on a smartphone. If you aren’t on a smartphone, there’s probably one in your bag or in your pocket right now at this very moment waiting to be used. To get back to the point, smartphones, like the iPhone and Android phones are easy to use and highly mobile. This makes virtual reality headsets, like the Oculus Rift, within arm’s reach for consumers. By adopting smartphones for VR applications, companies have taken it upon themselves to make it easier for consumers to make the transition over to the virtual world. This makes the universal adoption much easier since people can simply pull out their pre-existing phone and plug it into a VR receiver.

A natural step for smartphones: Believe it or not, virtual reality is, in fact, the next step for smartphones. As a matter of fact, the device has already begun proving to us that it’s a capable gaming device, communication outlet, and social media platform for anyone interested. It can also be used as a camera and GPS navigation system. So how exactly can an industry take a device that already practically does everything to new heights? Well, from a consumer’s point of view, it only makes sense to adapt the smartphone use as a new VR platform.

Companies like Samsung and Google have already begun to show interest in the VR industry. Therefore, we know that it can work and will work. So, even if you don’t own a Samsung smartphone with a Gear VR system attached to it, don’t be surprised if companies like Apple, Sony, and Dell introduce their own smartphone headset soon.

The virtual experience: Not only can virtual reality, make the gaming experience more immersive than ever, it ultimately has the potential to transform the way you use your smartphone. In today’s world, it seems like we’re all use to staring at our five-inch screens when watching clips from YouTube or playing mobile apps downloaded from the Play store. It’s simply become the nature of using a smartphone. That being said, VR headsets can quickly turn that five-inch screen into one that appears to be endless. With virtual reality headsets, the smartphone’s most limiting problems (the screen), could finally be solved.

As a final point, the most interesting thing about mobile virtual reality right now is how relatively young the experience is. Although the experience is fairly new, the demand is there, and as a result, the virtual reality market is expected to reach a TOTAL VALUE OF $150 BILLION IN 2020. Which will only increase the demand for skilled workers.

This could be why so many companies in every part of the ecosystems working hard to make the experience special. With every change in the smartphone world, including the screen size and resolution, mobile VR tech will only continue to improve. Even if you’re not ready for this transition, it’s an impressive ecosystem to be paying attention to at the moment. This is what could make the virtual reality experience come in very handy later on down the road.


I really appreciate you taking the time to read this article. What are your thoughts? Are there any other ways VR systems can change the way we view smartphones? Feel free to leave comments below.

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