TEKNOKU.me – In 2019, the world of gadgets is enlivened by the presence of various technologies such as folding screens, selfie pop-ups and various forms of “bangs”, until the number of cameras is increasingly growing.
Well, 2020 is the beginning of the year as well as a new decade. Smartphone technology will also be more advanced and produce brand-new trends. Some of it may be a continuation of previous trends that are increasingly prominent.
Anything? Here are some predictions.
5G is expanding
Although it has begun to be echoed since a few years ago, this year’s fifth-generation 5G cellular technology will become more mature, popular and widespread.
The emergence of Snapdragon 865, which must be paired with a Snapdragon X55 5G modem, is one sign that industry players also want to encourage 5G adoption among consumers.
5G technology is not only a monopoly of expensive devices. Qualcomm and MediaTek, for example, have each spawned a system-on-chip for mid-sized phones that already support 5G.
It can be assumed that various 5G phones will appear more in the market in 2020. Maybe all of them are based on Android because until now Apple has not provided clarity when the iPhone 5G will be released.
Mental health is given more attention
Over the years, gadget consumers are addicted to staring at screens and obsessed with their achievements on social media. These problems were ignored but later began to be given more attention by the manufacturers.
Instagram, for example, starts to hide the likes count by uploading content so that users aren’t addicted. Google also requires a screen-off mode on Android to help users control the habit of using gadgets.
In other words, companies are now starting to prioritize users’ health matters. This will continue in 2020.
Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence are more sophisticated
Gadget users are now familiar with Augmented Reality (AR) technology, for example through various filters and visual effects on Instagram or Snapchat. Likewise, artificial intelligence (AI) is present ranging from digital assistants to cameras.
These two types of technology can be even more sophisticated in 2020 through the addition of special hardware such as gesture sensors found on the Google Pixel 4 smartphone.
In addition, the computing power is also greater so that future smartphone will be able to perform various functions related to AR and AI that are more complex.
Folding screens and double screen surfaces
The year 2019 marked the first appearance of mobile phone products with folding screens, although there were still some design problems. There are some initial manufacturers that spawn, then towards the end of the year, Motorola followed with the Razr.
In 2020, these manufacturers will release the second generation of folding cellphone products, each of which will be more mature than the previous device.
Not just folding screens, there are also other manufacturers who are experimenting with dual screens. Examples such as the Microsoft Surface Neo, whose prototype was introduced in 2019. The final version of a folding cell phone-like device but with a separate screen will be released in 2020.
Return of “Flagship killer”
The Pocophone F2 cellphone reportedly slid in 2020 Poco F1 from Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Pocophone, had stolen the attention in 2018 because it offered the equivalent specifications of a flagship cellphone at a low price. Although fans are waiting for it, its successors will not be released in 2019.
But the gait of Pocophone is said to not be finished. The vendor is rumored to be releasing the next “flagship killer” called Poco F2 in 2020.
Other names are also likely to release high-specification mobile phones but the price is relatively friendly, such as the successor to the Redmi K20 Pro and Asus Zenfone 6.