A smartphone is the generation of mobile device that follows feature phones, incorporating internet access and an operating system that can run apps.
They fulfil many functions of a desktop computer, incorporating high processing power and large amounts of storage space.
With the exception of BlackBerry devices, smartphones usually dispense with the keypads of earlier generations of mobile phones in favour of touch screens.
Smartphones can also include high-grade cameras and microphones. They also keep track of the owner’s location.