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6 New Trends in Smartphones for 2019

2018 was a year of stunning technological advances. We saw high-end features being launched – from AI, AR, bezel-less display to an in-display fingerprint scanner. The year 2019 is going to be all about innovations and improvisations.

Here are our top 6 picks of interesting 2019 trends to watch out for in smartphones. Take a look!

  1. Foldable Smartphones

Imagine a device that folds into a smartphone and unfolds into a tablet. That’s smart technology at play here! These foldable smartphones are great for portability and multitasking.

Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X have already made their stunning appearance with foldable smartphones. And there’ll be more foldable devices introduced this year.  

Foldable Smartphones
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  1. Multiple Camera Setup

The year 2019 will see a rise in the number of camera sensors on smartphones. We are not talking about dual or triple cameras here; we are talking about as many as 5 to 9 cameras on smartphones.

Big player Nokia is working on a 5-camera smartphone and Light is working on a 9-camera smartphone. Competition is going to set in, and we’ll see more players competing for adding the maximum number of cameras on their smartphones. This opens the door to a world of possibilities for photography enthusiasts.

Multiple Camera Setup Smartphones
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  1. 3D-Mapping AR Tri-Camera Setups

This is one of the biggest trends in 2019. Samsung and Apple will create quite a stir with their launch of triple camera smartphones. Their third camera could be with a 3D-sensor lens for AR and gesture recognition. It will scan objects without you actually holding it.

3D-Mapping AR Tri-Camera Setups
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  1. 5G Enabled Smartphones

You’ll hear a lot about 5G this year. Smartphone OEMs are going to market the buzzword, “5G” quite aggressively. The 5G networks will offer faster download speeds at lower latency. This will open doors to a world of possibilities. Just hope that 5G phones are not going to be thicker, heavier and hungry for power.

5G Enabled Smartphones
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  1. Punch Hole Display

Wondering what a punch hole display is? The punch hole replaces the little cutout (notch) at the top of the smartphone that contains the camera. The punch hole display will provide the best full display visual experience.

Punch Hole Display Smartphones
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  1. 50W Wired Charging

2018 witnessed the launch of Galaxy Note 9 and Mate 20 Pro launch with heavy 4,000mAh+ batteries. In 2019, there’ll be smartphones with increased battery capacity to offer better battery life. Batteries like these will need faster charging.

A 50W fast wired charging is the solution. Huawei launched its 50W fast wired charging solution, and the technology is likely to percolate to other devices this year.

50W Wired Charging
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These are just a few of the key smartphone trends that are going to make it big in 2019. AI is obviously going to be at the center of most innovations in 2019; we are going to see OEMs improvising and adding impressive software features to their devices.

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Shiv Nanda

Shiv Nanda is a financial analyst at MoneyTap who loves to write on various financial topics online. He also advises people on financial planning, investment choices and budgeting skills, and helps them make their financial lives better.

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