Going forward, touchscreens are likely to be coupled with technologies that can provide haptic feedback.
This is according to Matt Brian, mobile editor for thenextweb.com, who explained that this will mean that consumers will be able to 'feel' individual elements on "what is essentially a completely flat surface".
He observed that when the technology reaches the majority of smartphones, "it will change the way we use our phones by possibly allowing visually-impaired or blind people [to] interact with a touchscreen keyboard."
This will, for example, give users the opportunity to 'feel' the photos they are viewing.
Earlier this week, Dan Grabham, deputy editor of techradar.com, explained that organic light-emitting diode technology will become commonplace in the future.
"The benefit is that these displays are far more energy efficient than LCD tech, while they can also be thicker and more robust," Mr Grabham said.
He added that he expects to see more smartphones used around the home.