The year 2019 is going to be a very exciting year for all tech enthusiasts because we’re going to see a major shift in technology. It’s not going to be the usual things we’ve been seeing in the past few years. Both the smartphone industry, car industry and tech industry at large will experience a major change and we’re all excited to see those changes. Looks like the boring days are over where almost all devices are coming with basically the same designs and almost the same specs.
The year 2019 is going to be different and special and we can’t wait. Although some of this technology has already been released and tested in 2018. The year 2019 is the year when all of them will go into full action. Below is a list of top major new changes to expect in the year 2019 as far as technology i concerned.
Number 1: Autonomous self-driving electric cars
One of the major reasons why General Motors laid off thousands of worker and shut down 15 of their car plants is because the future of automobile has changed drastically. Anyone who fail to catch up to the latest trends will miss out of the huge opportunities and potentials. The future of driving is autonomous cars which can operate without the help of any driver. Almost all major car companies have started manufacturing self driving cars that can operate on auto-pilot. Companies such as Tesla, Ford, Waymo, Audi, BMW, etc are now investing heavily into autonomous EVs and we’ll see more of these cars hit the roads in 2019.
Like I wrote in my previous post here, the notch screen display is gradually coming to an end. The latest trend is the Infinity-O punch hole screen design in which a hole is made in the screen which houses the selfie camera. Samsung Galaxy A8s is the first smartphone to feature this design and it will hit the market this December 26th in China with a worldwide launch to follow on January 22nd. Other companies such as Huawei already has it’s own smartphone with this design concept. Next year 2019 will see almost all major smartphone makers worldwide follow this latest trend in design leaving the notch behind.
Brace yourself more of 5G technology next year 2019 as smartphone makers such as Huawei, Samsung, OnePlus and others are getting ready to launch their first 5G smartphone early 2019. 5G is said to be far more faster and powerful than 4G. It is so powerful that it’ll take just few seconds to download movies. Qualcomm have already launch the first 5G chipset which will be compatible with this network. Autonomous cars are also going to use 5G in order to work extremely well.
48 Megapixel camera phones
Sony has unveiled the first ever 48mp camera sensor and this is going to be a major player in the smartphone industry next year especially for high-end phones. This sensor is so powerful that you’ll be able to capture tiny objects from afar. Xiaomi has already teased that it’s next smartphone might be a 48mp camera monster. This is a huge leap from the 40mp we’ve seen on Huawei and a few other devices. The year 2019 is going to see more phone makers use this powerful 48mp sensors in their devices. We can’t wait for it.
10GB RAM, 12 GB RAM, 1TB storage and wireless fast charging
Smartphones like Oppo Find-X special edition, Black Shark Helo and others already have 10GB RAM. I wonder why anyone will need a smartphone with 10GB of RAM in the first place. However the phones are here and people are already buying them. Also 12 GB RAM is also coming alongside 1TB of inbuilt storage. Crazy specs I must tell you. I expect to see more and more smartphones with these crazy specs come 2019.
Dual screen smartphones, foldable phones and wireless ear buds
Samsung is set to launch it’s first ever foldable phone next year 2019. Other companies such as LG, SONY, Huawei, Motorola etc are also going to launch their foldable phones next year. This concept is very weird. I still wonder why anyone will want to fold their phones. However that doesn’t mean people won’t buy them so these dual screen and foldable phones are coming. Brace yourself. Also the era of earpiece is coming to an end. Apple have started selling phones with wireless iPods. Xiaomi and others are doing the same. Expect more in 2019.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
There’s no doubt that Qualcomm is the world’s greatest chip maker and most smartphones who want to run on 5G must use a very powerful chipset for that technology. Qualcomm has already unleashed the Snapdragon 855 with 5G capabilities and this is the chipset that will reign predominantly next year. Samsung Galaxy S10 is rumored to be coming with the Snapdragon 855.