Technology is constantly moving at a fast pace. There is so much innovation in the space. As companies try to compete with one another to gain consumer and enterprise market share, more and more products and services are being released than ever before.
Below, we will discuss some of the new things that you can expect to see in 2018.
Whats New In Technology:
1. Foldable Smartphones.
A lot of different manufacturers are expected to unveil their first iterations of foldable smartphone screens in 2018. Whether or not they actually hit the market in 2018 is anyone’s guess.
However, they are expected to unveil these smartphones at the technology conferences. This is a huge hurdle that a lot of manufacturers have had to cross. As smartphone displays become increasingly large, smartphones have become less pocketable than ever before. Because of this, it has become commonplace for smartphones to be unable to fit comfortably within pockets of trousers.
As a result, a lot of people are forced to carry their smartphones or carry them in bags. Manufacturers know that consumers would flock to larger displays if the displays could somehow offer more traditional pocket-ability.
Therefore, one of the ways to solve it is by making the displays foldable which they have finally managed to do successfully.
2. More Hybrid Devices.
Another thing that you can expect to see in 2018 and beyond is more devices that were built as hybrids.
Whether you are looking at gaming platforms that have power yet portability to take on the go or you are looking at portable pocket PCs, you are going to begin to see a lot of devices display a good amount of hybrid functionality and features that allow them to transcend beyond a single market.
Microsoft really started this industry with their Surface line which bridged tablets with laptops. Nowadays, you can find hybrids being manufactured everywhere from the gaming industry to the smartphone industry.
3. In-Screen Fingerprint.
Another innovation that can be found in 2018 is in-screen fingerprint sensor technology.
Manufacturers have been trying to get this technology/feature implemented into their displays for years now. Because of this technology, it is going to eliminate the need for a larger bezel and it can make it so that fingerprint sensors can be avoided having to be placed on the back of the device.
4. Virtual Reality.
As virtual reality hits its stride and as manufacturers begin to figure out ways to create even higher-end screens at affordable price points, you can expect virtual reality to play a key role in a lot of tech industries whether its gaming related or not.
Virtual reality is going to continue to be integrated into the entertainment industry as the next step.
Overall, there are a lot of things that are going to happen in 2018 and beyond. These are only some of the innovations and things that you should expect to see this year and in the near future. Newer technology is constantly evolving and being innovated.