Smartphones have become the technological tool of choice for most of the world’s population, and for that reason, these devices are constantly receiving new developments that increasingly increase the technological possibilities within our pockets. Every year, mobile devices evolve in an accelerated way and it seems that this year 2020 will be no exception.
The future Smartphones that will be released this year are expected to continue surprising consumers with their improved technologies and renewed aesthetics. Without further ado, below are the four new technologies that will stand out in the future smartphones that will be released in 2020.
The implementation of Graphene Batteries
Batteries have probably been one of the most underrated features in recently released smartphones, as companies have focused too much on improving technical specifications, not taking into account the battery performance, which ends up decreasing quite a bit in the medium term of use. However, it seems that this problem will end with the arrival of Graphene batteries, a material that is recently being tested to replace the current Lithium-Ion.
The use of Graphene in batteries represents a great technological leap for Smartphones and later, for all segments where batteries are used, such as laptops, cameras and even videogame controllers. Graphene batteries stand out for having a higher charge capacity due to its density, and they are more resistant, allowing a higher charge speed without so much wear.
These batteries have always been a topic of discussion, but little real commercially viable innovation has been demonstrated. However, recent research would have begun to show very good results and it is possible that this year we will see the first Smartphone with a Graphene battery, which looks like it will be released by Samsung, according to leaks from the popular Evan Blass.
Evan Blass mentioned through Twitter that Samsung is working with Graphene batteries and hopes to have at least one device with this technology this year, but it’s more likely to be in 2021. Although this leak is not totally official, it does show that the main manufacturers of smartphones have begun to advance in the development of the following batteries.
It had also recently been leaked that Huawei was working with Graphene technologies and that the future P40 Pro would come with this large capacity and 50W super-fast charging battery, but this rumour proved to be false according to Huawei herself. However, this does not mean that this technology will not be seen this year through other reputable manufacturers.
Cameras with higher megapixel capacity
During the year 2018, smartphones with three cameras began to appear, starting with the Huawei P20 Pro, and this number quickly rose to five sensors. But recently, the competition has changed completely, as it seems that technological advances in smartphone cameras will shift the focus away from the number of cameras and towards their capacity. The first company to release its cameras with improved capacity has been Xiaomi with its Mi MIX Alpha and CC9 Pro/Mi Note 10 models, which include a 108-megapixel camera.
Recently, Samsung’s new Galaxy S series smartphones were launched, which were the currently popular Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. Among Samsung’s new devices, the Galaxy S20 Ultra was the most powerful camera with its 108 megapixels, along with advanced technology that combines 9 pixels in one to achieve greater detail and colour capture, resulting in better photos. In addition, Samsung is also working on sensors of up to 144 megapixels, which this company highlights as the future of mobile photography.
That said, behind the 108-megapixel cameras currently owned by Samsung and Xiaomi, it is hoped that other manufacturers will dare to integrate this technology to compete on a level playing field.
Under-display Camera solution improvements
A rather nuanced innovation in today’s Smartphones has been the aesthetic and functional presentations of the cameras. In this segment, Notch cameras have stood out, and the appearance of mechanical and rotating systems of Pop-Up cameras. However, the preferred aesthetic solution in Smartphone cameras has been the very frequent Dot-Drop in the upper part of the screen, since this model has turned out to be the most successful at the hardware level because it does not compromise the resistance of other components of the device. However, it seems that in this 2020 the new technology of Under-display Camera solution will stand out.
Xiaomi and OPPO showed their advances in Under-Display technology several months ago, and it was the second company to make their solution official soon after, while Xiaomi continues to refine its technology to offer a true “invisible camera”. However, rumours have also been published that Samsung is also developing its own Under-display Camera solution, and it is mentioned that the company is looking to release the first smartphone with this new technology in 2020. For that reason, OPPO and Xiaomi most likely do not want to be left behind, so they also tried to launch their Smartphones with their own solution that integrates the front camera into the panel, but without taking up screen space to achieve a full content viewing experience.
The 5G expansion on Smartphones
Although it’s still a long way from being as ubiquitous as the 4G network, many manufacturers are already joining the 5G standard. The first major implementation in 2020 was by Samsung, which unveiled its first fully equipped family with this technology, the Galaxy S20. But they are not the only ones, other brands such as LG, Motorola and Huawei.
These were the three main innovations that stand out in 2020 in the area of Smartphones. It is expected that during the following month’s new developments will continue to be announced that will continue to provide new air to mobile devices.