Smartphones have adapted to new trends, modifying the architecture of their hardware and the applications they use.
Interest in selfies has increased considerably in recent years, and is now a commonly used word, as well as becoming a fundamental part of Internet culture. Due to its relevance, this phenomenon has caused several changes in the mobile device industry.
One of the main factors that have changed in smartphones from the popularity of selfies, is the quality of the front cameras, initially were designed only to make video calls, with a small resolution VGA quality to easily transmit data. It is now possible to find smartphones with front cameras as powerful as the rear camera, which is considered as the main camera in a phone.
Accessories have also gone through changes to accommodate new trends. The protective sleeves include the holes where the selfie stick’s grips fit, for added security, without running the risk of the phone slipping.
Now there is a great variety of applications destined to take selfies, however, the biggest change was not caused by the appearance of specific applications, but by the positioning of social networks like Instagram, where daily millions of selfies are uploaded, to the extent that this social network already surpasses other older services like Twitter.
The LED flash was originally a slow incorporation into the industry, because in addition to raising the cost of the equipment, represent a higher battery consumption, and consequently, a shorter autonomy time. The original iPhone launched in 2007 lacked an LED flash, however, now has been taken into account to place a flash for the front camera and thus improve the photographs selfie. The most recent model, the iPhone 6s, has an option where the screen is illuminated to generate the effect of a flash when taking a selfie.