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The future of mobile devices

Development of OLED technology could see future devices become as thin and light as a sheet of paper.

Given the shielding effect of metal casings, it may be easier for Apple, which has been a leader in terms of form factor design, to adopt a different material at the back of its phones if the device maker wants to adopt wireless charging.

WE believe consumer devices in 2021 could be reshaped to be as thin and flexible as a piece of paper or could even be shapeless, thanks to augmented reality and mixed reality.

From mainframe computers in 1960 to smartphones in 2007, computing devices have shrunk significantly in size.