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While 2018 was a huge year for smartphones, tech enthusiasts and market experts predict that 2019 will be even bigger. All thanks to smartphone giants such as Apple, LG and Google, there are several new features set out to be released in 2019 and here’s more about them. If you are a smartphone enthusiast but don’t know how to finance your next phone, you don’t need to worry anymore. With Finserv Markets EMI store you can smartphone delivered to your doorstep in less than 24 hours with no paperwork, instant approval, zero down payment and interest on EMI.
Every tech website and blog has been buzzing over the past year with news of the fifth generation or 5G phone. While currently most of us rely on 4G networks to make calls and access the internet, it is expected that several cities will experience a 5G connection by the end of 2019. 5G promises you 100 times faster speeds than current 4G services. This would mean that you can access broadband-like speed in the palm of your hands. Most 5G phones are expected to be made available to the public in the second half of 2019.
Although talks about the development of foldable smartphones have been going around for a while, they will finally come into the market in 2019. For some manufacturers such as Samsung, this would mean having a phone with a regular sized display, which can open up to a full-sized tablet. The folding phone designed by Samsung will have two displays: a tall 4.5-inch 840 x 1960 screen on the outside or front of the device, and a foldable 7.3-inch 1536 x 2152 display on the inside.
During a press event about the launch of the phone, the mobile giant revealed that the UI of the phone will automatically change depending on whether it is folded or not. Furthermore, it also showed that there will be continuity between the two displays so if you are using an app on the front screen and then open up the phone, the same app will open up on the larger display.
Apart from Samsung, other players including Huawei, LG, Motorola, Apple, Royole, ZTE are all working on foldable devices as well. Although market experts predict this technology will be expensive, such devices will make portability and multitasking much easier than before.
Dual cameras are now a thing of the past, and smartphone manufacturers are running to equip your phones with three or even four cameras. These multiple cameras aim to give you access to multiple focal lengths, which would mean that you can click ultra-wide, portrait and zoom shots all with the same phone. Manufacturer Nokia has announced it is working on a 5-camera phone, while Light is working on a 9-camera smartphone.
While the concept of wireless charging was introduced years ago, it still hasn’t become mainstream. While in 2018, the launch of the iPhone X and the Google Pixel 3 range introduced the feature to the mainstream market, 2019 will be the year that this technology will gain further traction across phones in all price segments.
Hole Punch Camera
This ultra cool feature aims to replace the screen notch that is present on most high-end smartphones with a hole-punch front-facing camera that will be embedded into the screen only leaving a small circular space. The hole-punch conceals the selfie cameras whilst keeping our smartphones as free of the bezel as possible to help maximize the screen space.
The Samsung A8s and Huawei Honor View20 are the first two phones to offer the same.
Android’s next operating system so far known as Android Q will also be released this year. The last update for Android was in August 2018 and was called the Android Pie or P. The new operating system aims to provide screen continuity for foldable smartphones and multi resume features. While the beta version of the operating system was launched in March, the more stable and verified version is expected to be made available to the public later this year.
2019 seems to be shaping up to be quite an exciting year for smartphone enthusiasts with new technologies and operating systems all set out to be released. If you can’t wait to get your hands on one of these smartphones use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store to buy your new phone on EMI without a credit card and it will be delivered at your doorstep in less than 24 hours.
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