July 11, 2020, at 1:40 pm
2020 is undoubtedly an exciting year for the tech enthusiast. With many revolutionary technologies being launched, here are the main Tech Trends expected in 2020.
5G: We have been hearing about it for the last couple of years. 5G digital cellular network is finally becoming a reality and is starting to be progressively deployed in many countries. This technology has much higher speed and density of coverage and lower costs in comparison to 4G. 5G will enable more possibilities for the IoT products, which will gain more autonomy and flexibility of usage. With the vast amount of data that can be downloaded and uploaded at high speed, 5G will also make the limited data plans offer, obsolete. We will discover over the course of this year the exciting and innovative applications of this technology.
Foldable screens: In 2018, we got a sneak peek on foldable phones, but 2019 witnessed the “Generation 0” of the folding screens with the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, and Motorola RAZR, launches. 2020 is the year where the technology will start to mature, get cheaper and more widespread. It elaborates more possibilities in terms of design and engineering of the Tech products. For example, Lenovo displayed concepts of a tablet that can be folded in such a way that it takes the shape of a laptop. More phone manufacturers are expected to reveal their vision of foldable smartphones. Expensive and high-end technology, but like every new technology innovation, the cost will go down over time while the quality will go up.
Graphene batteries: The only part of the smartphones that didn’t evolve much, is the battery. Lithium batteries were the only viable technology used for the last two decades and are showing their limits. The graphene batteries seem to be the future and the new standard. Despite being more expensive to produce, less polluting, more durable, and have a higher density of energy. Huawei is rumored to be the pioneer for this technology as it is expected that the upcoming Huawei P40 would be the first smartphone to have a graphene battery. If this is the case, we will have a real opportunity to see how viable this technology is in real-life usage.
Gaming consoles: New generation Sony and Microsoft announced the launch of their new generation consoles, the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X, during the holiday season of 2020. More power, more speed, and cloud gaming are the main promises and common points between the rival consoles. Nintendo, who has been in a category of its own and has a different cycle, is also rumored to launch a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch. The regular Nintendo Switch was refreshed last year alongside the launch of a “Lite” version. Having a more powerful version would make a perfect sense in that case. Another challenge is Google with the Stadia (a cloud gaming service operated by Google). In a beta test form 2019, Stadia is scheduled to be launched in 2020 for the general public. Marketed as a cloud gaming console, Stadia promises to be able to play anywhere on any screen provided with internet access.
Electric Vehicles Tesla: Tesla Revolutionized the car industry by bringing to the general public high performances and acceptable autonomy for electric cars. The traditional car manufacturers are catching up to speed in that sector, but Tesla is keeping a technological edge over its competitors. In addition to the Tesla Model Y, a small crossover, the brand is launching the Tesla Roadster, which is expected to have an unprecedented 1000 Km range. Not less than 16 completely new electric cars are expected to be launched in 2020 from manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Audi, Aston Martin, Ford, Honda, and many more; this year is the pioneering year for electric cars. Many sectors are about to be revolutionized with the introduction of new technologies this year.