2018 has been a year of advances in the mobile industry; we have seen changes in trends, such as the notch on the screen, the triple camera and the beginning of fingerprint readers on the screen. What’s in store for us in 2019? During the last months of the year, the leaks and presentations of some devices give us a clue: the year of the screens without frames, three cameras at least on the back for flagship smartphones, and 5G technology. Below we show 9 Specifications that we expect in 2019 mobile.
Four Rear Facing Cameras is common
In 2018, we saw how the triple camera was making leading the way to Mobile advancement in many devices, it arrived at the beginning of the year with the Huawei P20 Pro, and little by little other devices joined, such as Samsung with its Galaxy A7. In 2019, we will start with a trend of 4 lenses. The Samsung Galaxy A9 has been the first, and it seems that Huawei will also incorporate 4 lenses in its Huawei P30 Pro. In addition, Samsung could present a Galaxy S10 model with four cameras.
While it is true that four cameras can be too much, some manufacturers have shown in 2019 that with a triple-lens configuration, you can get results and a great experience, especially for the versatility offered by wide-angle or optical zoom sensors. Therefore, especially the companies’ main flagships, they would have to incorporate a triple main camera.
5G Phones will launch this year
There is still time to see the 5G as a standard, but this year will be a big step for this technology. Many of the manufacturers will launch their models with 5G connectivity support this year as a way of achieving progress.
What do we get with the 5G? Mainly, surf at higher speeds than with 4G connectivity. With 5G, the networks will be powerful enough to be able to apply them to other uses, such as autonomous driving, connected home, etc. It is expected that by 2020 it will be a standard. At the moment, 2019 will be a key year.
Screen without Bezels and Notch
The trend of the screen without bezels, but the notched display, came in 2018. This year it seems to come to an end. The manufacturers opt for other methods, such as sliding camera systems or mobiles with a hole camera on the screen to eliminate the notch and frames. Be that as it may, we are sure that the notch will disappear in many devices this year. Manufacturers will take advantage of including panels with fewer bezels, even if they have to use the methods mentioned above.
Battery Life Improvements
In 2018 we saw how the manufacturers strived to add more autonomy in their devices and a better fast charge. This year we can see more interesting advances, such as graphene batteries in mobile phones, which will allow greater Battery life in a space similar to that of a normal battery today, on about 3,000 mAh.
The leading mobile manufacturers could launch models with a foldable screen this year. Samsung has already shown on some occasions its rumored Galaxy X, the first device with a screen that converts into a tablet. LG, for example, has a flexible mobile patent registered, as well as Huawei and other manufacturers. It is true that it is too early for mobile phones with flexible screens to make it mainstream, but without a doubt, it is a good sign that we are beginning to see them officially.
Wireless Charging for all
Wireless charging is something that takes a long time on mobile devices. More and more manufacturers are taking advantage of this technology and implementing it on their mobile devices. In addition, the design trend with glass backs makes the implementation of this technology much easier. It is likely that during this year, we will see more devices with wireless charging, even in the mid-range. In addition, manufacturers of wireless chargers will strive to include faster-charging technology.
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
We saw some other mobile phones with a fingerprint reader on screen last year, such as the Vivo Nex, OnePlus 6T, and Honor Magic 2. It seems that 2019 will also be the year of In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on the screen. Samsung could start the year with a Galaxy S10 family with the scanner in the panel, and Huawei would continue with its P30; it is even likely that the LG G8 will also implement it.
Artificial Intelligence for all
Artificial intelligence is being applied to mobile devices with the main function: to improve the result of photographs. Even so, little by little, we see improvements through artificial intelligence in the processor or even in software. This year we expect greater use of artificial intelligence not only for camera uses but for augmented reality, improvements in performance, and battery life.
New Version Upgrades for OS
This year will also come with new versions of the main operating systems. Especially on Android and iOS. Both systems could come with improvements in augmented reality, control of excessive use of the device and with the help of artificial intelligence to improve the experience with the device.