Android in 2019: Our predictions on foldable phones, 5G and more

The trends that will emerge in the year to come.

Google Android statue

2018 was a good year for smartphones. Due to a show-stealing feature or completely new innovation, but because the smartphone world is not really good. Your average phone in 2018 was better than the last few years, and it’s better for everyone. But in 2019, I’m loading in Android a year, which will be a bit different – a “Talk” cycle of new technology and innovation that hit the market rather than a “talk” of an increasing wave. .

Here are the trends that we look in in the Android world in the coming year.

Innovative notches; the death of the ‘notch’

Oneplus 6T

In the last April I wrote about the display notice and they did not become a legend, as long as they actually serve one goal. At this time I also indicated that our time is not worth getting frustrated on the jobs, because they will soon be reduced and will disappear soon when they come. The 2019 is the year for the start of this change, which is not far from scratch.

Notches are getting smaller, they are changing the shape, and in some cases they are not exactly “notches”. The 2019’s display will be in the corner of the display, they will only grow larger than those components, or they will be just a hole in the display. All these new designs are less interrupted, less annoying and less than your display.

A prototype’s most dead center center remains for some time, especially in mid-range pricing, where phones receive year-old tech. But at the top, we will see fewer big notes and advanced screen shapes and cutouts, which need to integrate more cameras and sensors.

Foldable phones

Samsung will release a folding phone in 2019, and it will not be alone. This is the frontier for smartphones, as soon as the technology can be reduced to pocket size, it only feels as an imagination. For the big screens our incredible hunger has made phones huge for their hands and our pocket, but we want more screen real estate, more features and bigger batteries. When a phone is required, a folding phone starts with the phone to solve the hand and pocket problem, then extend when you want to see more screen or contact it.

The first civilization phones will not be large, large or most, like the first “big” phones, but do not encourage – Flexible phone technology is an interesting development in which we can consider the ability to consider it. Have the ability to change. A “smartphone” form factor.

You can also use this discussion to add slider to the folders, but I do not see them sticking to a long time. Flexible display stabilizes their thickness with a dramatically increasing screen real estate, whereas sliders have a lot of physical complexity for a lesser benefit. And the signs, display, sensor, and camera technology will eventually remain behind and behind the display, which will have a negative impact on the needs of a slider.

Fewer headphone jacks, ports and buttons

HTC U12+

Headphones are not dead jack. Away from it, in fact, especially in most parts of the most expensive flagship shops. But consumers feel that the headphone jack may not disappear too much, and without having to buy the phone. So keep companies without phone calls. The trend will continue in 2019, and you should never assume that a company is facing, and a headphone jack will return to a model – it is dead when it dies.
But this is really a logic of smartphone manufacturers to make their hardware easier in ways. First, it was removable batteries. After that, SD card slots, LED notification lights, headphones jacks, big speaker girls, and so on. Now it’s all kinds of buttons and ports. In low-end thin phone frames, there are low failure points to exploit in pocket or drop. HTC tried to completely detect buttons and try to fail, but you can not re-enter it again.

If there is any way, the company will do it by removing a port, button or beyond, doing it positively (or not to mention it from grace). A little complain to the customers, but it does not seem to be large enough to hang in the purchase.

The start of the (confusing) 5G transition

2019, in the end, will be a year of transfer to the 5G network ready for consumers. We’ve been listening to hype and devotion for two years, but finally putting their cell sites where they are marketing. Visas and AT & T are leading 5G charges in the US, and carriers around the world are similar in their respective countries. 5G, which is currently set up for home-based internet service and large-time mobile hotspots, will now make phones in 2019, and in markets where dozens of 5G is available, dozens will be taken from a mosquito.

But transition to 5G will be unfortunately, slow, convinced and ultimately confused – as soon as the CDMA and HSPA (3G) transfers to LTE (4G). We passed 5G and will take several years to fully deploy to 5G and ultimately “finish” whenever the trust of the LTE will be deployed for the rural network, we still have the LE cell The phone is going to come as a network reboon. Unfortunately, we are moving from 4G to 4G as well as for same transmission headaches; AT and T are already avoiding water, and carriers already exceed the size of their networks Are having trouble The first 5G phones will already look like LT phones: Exclusive for large, battery hunger and specific carriers. But we’ll meet it in the past, and 5G will be great. Finally.

All photography is ‘computational’ photography

Google Pixel 3 on a tripod

Smartphones had one of the most impressive improvements in the camera until 2017 and 2018. More than $ 150 every smartphone has a nice nice camera, and top-end models are really the best cameras. Almost all of the improvements have come from what we refer to “static photography,” or the idea is that a series of deeply complex algorithms and processing produces photos instead of the basic sensor.

Google unlimited theft of its night vision, its flashing example, which can bring harmony photography to us, but the fact is that every smartphone is facing any level of seriousness. It creates photos, and Smartphones will ground more technology just on this technology. Coming year Smartphones do not have any other rooms inside the big camera, but inside the software and the processors are more than just taking the slow. With right processing, a phone with a small sensor and simple lens facing professional DSLR competitors.

And these features are large-scale dedicated photographic engineers in large brands that are not just safe for expensive phones. Smartphones manufacturers who are becoming plug-ins and game solutions like Qualification, can solve their high-definition photography licenses and broad-based licenses on their own phones.