Phones From 2000 to Present Day evolution

Timeline created by ItzMalachi
  • 2000-2003

    2000-2003
    Between 2000 and 2003, two of the biggest changes took place in the physical configuration of cell phones. The first cellphone with a full QWERTY (typewriter style) keyboard was available, and the first Smartphones with touchscreen or LCD screens came to market. Smartphones are the transition between a phone/texting device and the computer. Although still in their infancy, Smartphones had the capacity to download and utilize software programs, more commonly known as applications or apps.
  • 2004-2006

    2004-2006
    By 2004, “Smartphone” had already advanced and allowed for global signal roaming. This device incorporated the previous tools of other cellphones into a compact digital device and initiated some of the biggest changes to follow. Housing stronger cameras, the ability to allow for global roaming, and downloading of software programs, called applications or ‘apps’, set the stage for cellular mobile devices to become as powerful as laptops, in the near future.
  • 2007-2010

    2007-2010
    Swiping and scrolling replaced the traditional button method of input. The LG Prada being the first touchscreen to market ahead of the Apple iPhone in May 2007. However, Apple proved to have both the stronger brand and superior knowledge of capacitive touchscreen's potential.
  • 2011-2014

    2011-2014
    Smartphones became increasingly central to modern life, offering much more than just communication features. The UK’s first 4G service launched in 11 cities by EE in 2012 taking download speeds up to 12mbps. Voice recognition became common place first with Google Voice before Apple launched Siri into the market. Samsung added a built-in heart rate monitor to their flagship Galaxy S5 to capitalize on growth in mobile health & fitness.
  • 2015-2018

    2015-2018
    The global adoption of 4G vastly improves video streaming and video calling capabilities. Screen sizes continue to grow to maximize the experience of these features, with the iPhone 7 Plus display now 57% larger than the original iPhone from 2007. Mobile payments also emerge with Apple Pay and Android Pay offering users the possibility of buying things with their smartphone.
  • 2019-Present Day

    2019-Present Day
    EE launches the UK’s first 5G service in 6 cities throughout May 2019. The fifth-generation network promises vastly superior data speeds and reliability, boosting ultra-high-resolution video streaming and mobile gaming. Handset design trends continue to push for an all-screen experience, with OnePlus introducing the pop-up selfie camera to its flagship 7 Pro device to do away with the notch altogether.