2018 has been a year of high-end phone, right from iPhone XS to Samsung Galaxy S9. But with the close of 2018 and start of 2019 what is there in store? Let’s find out the top 5 innovations that you can see in the smartphone of 2019.
They’re going to be fat, expensive, but foldable phones which are going to be available at some point during 2019. Samsung has already displayed a prototype foldable phone which is going to be the first of its kind coupled with his kind of technology over the next 12 months.
In addition, Huawei is also working on a design of foldable phone which is ready to be launched this year.
Be prepare for these phones to be highly expensive ones. But the benefits would surely be a large screen, tablet-style experience when the device is opened out, a smaller yet pocket-friendly phone when needed.
5G Phones are the Future
You might still be struggling to get 4G or LTE speeds in your country but 5G is on the way. Although 5G network infrastructure is still in its nascent stage of development, phone manufacturers are going to leverage it as a selling point for 2019.
Many big brands, in fact, like Samsung, Sony, etc., have already indicated that they’re going to introduce 5G technology during 2019. Although Google and Apple haven’t stated anything on this but no surprise if they would also jump on the bandwagon.
What to expect once 5G infrastructure and phones are available? Faster upload and download speeds, probably hundreds of times as fast in some cases, but also more capacity on the network so that no lose signal.
More Powerful Camera Lenses
There is a huge possibility of big jumps in the camera lenses. First, we have a dual-lens camera, then we found the triple lens camera and then the quad-lens camera.
Although it has been rumored that LG has been patenting a camera with 16 lenses – a hexa-lens camera. It is most likely that the prominent players are going to keep adding lenses in their phones repeatedly.
All these lenses may work for features like anti-shake measure, optical zoom, background smoothing, along with better HDR processing.
The Improved Notch
Notch was made mandatory as phone manufacturers shrunk the display parameters down to almost zero. You might see the fingerprint sensors to the back of phones or even get replaced by Face ID in Apple’s case.
Most of the phone including the OnePlus 6T have reduced the notch to almost nil and surprisingly if the Huawei’s latest teaser is to be considered, it’s about to launch a phone having a circular notch completely surrounding the screen. In future handset maker are expected to experiment with different notch types and positions.
Artificial Intelligence is Next Big Feature
This is no surprise if you will find AI equipped flagship phones in 2019. From last year AI has already been playing a major role in flagship smartphones. It is going to be bigger and bigger this year will be able to do more than ever before without any help.
Most of the big phone processor chips are now having dedicated components for artificial intelligence. Now the AI the will be able to manage tasks specifically suited for machine learning, for instance having the capacity to identify a cat and a dog in a photo. This will offer faster results as the phone will respond instantly.
There’ll be a number of improvements on the software side also, as Google Assistant, Bixby, Siri, and the others continue to evolve smarter. So get ready to use a much smarter, faster and feature rich smartphone with innovative approach in 2019.