In 2020, what new features and new selling points will smartphones have? In what ways is it expected to improve? Will the mobile phone of the new year move the hearts of consumers? Look at the top ten predictions for 2020 smartphones.
1. Guarantee “bye bangs” in the experience
Saying goodbye to Liu Hai was really popular. When the picture in Apple’s official social account appeared to be designed with a new iPhone without bangs screen, although the biggest P picture may be wrong, everyone was excited. At the same time, there is news that next year’s iPhone 12 will completely abandon bangs.
In fact, it is very easy to remove the bangs, and the difficult thing is to remove the bangs without reducing the current security and experience to obtain a larger viewing area. How to continue to meet the user’s security authentication question, whether to use the fingerprint under the screen or the camera under the screen; how to meet the higher requirements of users for selfies, multiple selfie cameras also affect the screen area.
If the bangs are removed, but a black and white photo with red eyeballs can be unlocked, it is by no means a qualified product. Looking forward to 2020, we can see the perfect smartphone without bangs.
2. The second season of folding screens
Few products can launch a series of activities such as product release, pre-sale, and sales throughout the entire 2019 like a folding screen mobile phone, so that folding screen mobile phones have not ushered in a big explosion in 2019. A “Treasure of a Town Shop” on the manufacturer’s own product line can only be viewed from a distance, and should not be deceived.
However, we can already see that the second season of folding screen mobile phones is coming at the end of 2019. On the one hand, folding screen mobile phones are officially selling in the market. On the other hand, with the official release of Motorola Razr, Folding screen phones show a new form-horizontal bending. Subsequently, it was also reported that the suspected Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will also adopt a similar design.
Motorola Razr will be officially shipped on January 9, 2020, and the second season of folding screen mobile phones will start soon. Is it a gimmick or the future? Look at 2020.
3, the screen camera is coming
Removal of bangs or removal of digging holes requires screen camera technology. At present, Apple, Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, OPPO have begun to focus on this technology.
As early as 2018, Huawei Technologies applied to the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for a smartphone patent with an under-screen camera, entitled “Mobile Terminal and Display Method”, and the patent was issued in August 2019. It was officially included on the 29th.
OPPO also showed off-screen camera prototypes at MWC Shanghai Station and Future Technology Conference in 2019, using a new custom screen, and the front camera area has low reflection and high light transmittance characteristics to ensure that light can fully penetrate the glass during selfie To ensure imaging quality.
It is also reported that Samsung will officially launch a mobile phone-based on under-screen camera technology in 2020. The vice president of Samsung Panel R & D also said in 2019 that the future mobile phone form will be able to hide the camera under the screen without affecting the quality of the front camera.
5G becomes mainstream
5G mobile phones will become mainstream in 2020. In the product line layout of mobile phone manufacturers, 5G mobile phones will be a mandatory option. Most 4G models and 5G models will be released together. The reason is that when the replacement cycle of the mobile phone is basically locked at 24 months, consumers hope that their mobile phones can meet the network upgrade in the next two years.
Xiaomi Lei Jun stated in 2019 that products above 2,000 yuan in the first half of 2020 will be 5G mobile phones, and at least 10 5G mobile phones will be released in 2020. According to forecasts, Apple plans to launch four 5G iPhones in 2020, which means that all iPhones will support 5G. It is expected that Apple 5G mobile phones will sell 65 million / 150 million units worldwide in 2020/2021. In China, 12 million units / 24 million units were sold.
It is estimated that the global 5G mobile phone shipments are expected to reach 250 million and 450 million units in 2020 and 2021, and 750 million units in 2022. It is expected that by the end of 2020, the penetration rate of 5G mobile phones is expected to reach 70%.
5, 5G mobile phones go to perfection
If consumers still hold a conservative attitude towards 5G mobile phone purchases in 2019, and consider that network support is still not satisfactory, then 5G mobile phones have become perfect in 2020. 5G Global Connect and 5G dual-card support have all arrived.
Whether it is the X55 paired with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or the X52 built-in Snapdragon 765 / 765G, it supports the Sub-6GHz and millimeter-wave bands currently being used and will be deployed by operators around the world in 2020 and 2021. It also supports NSA / SA, even supports DSS technology, can allow mobile phones to enjoy wider 5G network coverage.
At the same time, 5G mobile phones will also return to the level of the 4G era in terms of thickness and weight, improving user portability. For example, the QTM525mm wave antenna module used with the X55 can support slim 5G smartphone designs with a thickness of less than 8mm by reducing the module height. This will allow the thickness of 5G millimeter wave phones to be almost the same as the current thinner 4G phones, and leave more room for other devices and batteries in the phone, which will indirectly improve battery life.
6. Say goodbye to frivolity
Speaking of thinness, it can only be said that it is back to the thinness of the 4G era, but it is by no means the thinness of the smartphone. After all, in 2020, if you come up with a 170g mobile phone, manufacturers can promote it as thin, even in 2019 A mobile phone manufacturer of about 190 grams dares to say that it is thin and light. But if you think about the 172g iPhone 6 Plus, in 2014 it will be considered by many people as a burden on pants pockets, and even China Unicom has ingeniously launched a pants pocket change activity. Now, maybe every cell phone needs to change pants pocket. With that said, don’t even remember the beautiful 112g iPhone 5s.
In 2020, it is possible that most flagship mobile phones will hover between 190 grams and 210g grams, and even move towards the old seniors in the direction of half a catty or half a catty. The reason is that manufacturers have added larger screens, more cameras, larger batteries, and more components in the design so that mobile phones have more and more physical properties in the process of carrying.
Maybe, we can only use the words “East Lost and Lost” to talk about the “fall” of mobile phones in lightness and lightness.
7. Multiple cameras
The “mulberry” received is that mobile phone manufacturers have been chasing on the number of cameras in recent years. Once upon a time, each family would have a camera and a camera. By 2020, a family of three may have 15 cameras, because Each family member’s smartphone has five cameras that perform different tasks.
For example, it is reported that the Huawei P40 Pro, which will be released in the first half of 2020, will use a rear four-camera + front dual-camera design; in the Samsung S20 series, the S20e has a 64 million main camera + 12 million wide-angle + 12 million super Wide-angle, supports 2x optical zoom. Samsung S20 and S20 + rear 108MP quad-camera combination, with 5x periscope zoom camera, supports up to 100x digital zoom; some of the latest iPhone 12 renderings also show that the iPhone 12 Pro may also use the design of four rear cameras.
8, billion pixels
In addition to the increase in the number of mobile phone cameras, there is also an increase in the number of pixels. The Xiaomi CC9 Pro released on November 5, 2019, has been equipped with a million-pixel sensor. In 2020, more manufacturers may upgrade mobile phone cameras to 100 million pixels, or even 200 million pixels.
It has been reported that the Samsung S20 Ultra will be equipped with a 100-megapixel camera and support 5x optical zoom. In addition, at the Snapdragon Technology Summit in 2019, Qualcomm has announced that the ISP of the Snapdragon 865 has an astonishing 2 billion pixels per second and supports new shooting features and functions. Users can shoot 4K HDR videos with 1 billion colors, 8K videos, or capture photos up to 200 million pixels. At the same time, it is claimed that 200 million pixels are not a theoretical value. Users can get such terminal products in 2020, and use mobile phones to take photos of 200 million pixels.
9. Strengthen contact with other equipment
The connection between smartphones and other devices will continue to strengthen. For example, the Dex function introduced in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series in 2019 emphasizes collaboration with computers. After the phone is plugged into DeX, it can be connected to a Windows computer through USB-C. A mini desktop window for Note 10 will be displayed on the computer. Users can drag and drop files between the two windows, view notifications on the phone, and use the mouse and keyboard to control the Android applications in the Note 10 phone.
In 2020, with the advent of 5G, mobile phones may not only be closer to computers, but also become closer to smartwatches, XR glasses, and Bluetooth headsets. 5G networks may lead to related More smart devices are used, and the relationship between mobile phones and glasses may change like never before.
On the other hand, in 2019, a profit like Apple has already told its peers how profitable it is to sell accessories through the financial report. In the Apple Q3 financial report, the fastest growth rate is “wearable devices, home, and accessories”, this part The main products are Apple Watch and AirPods, with sales increasing by about 48% over the same period last year. Some analysts predict that when their first fiscal quarter results are announced in early 2020, the strong sales of AirPods and Apple Watch will bring “surprises” to investors. Obviously, no one wants this apple to be alone.
In 2019, smartphones have shown the exploration of more interactive ways beyond the touch screen. On the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, you can use the 88-degree hyper-curved screen to make the volume key disappear. The user’s double-click on the edge of the screen and swipe up and down. It can realize volume adjustment; ROG mobile phone adds ultrasonic sensor to the edge of the mobile phone, which brings edge touch function to the mobile phone. This also brings users similar to the handheld L1 / L2, R1 / R2 keys during the game. Control method; the Soli radar sensor is also added to the Pixel 4 mobile phone, and the recognition ability is upgraded from the previous infrared to the millimeter-wave signal, so as to achieve sub-millimeter-precision motion tracking and realize the function of air separation operation.
In 2020, more ways of interaction will be presented one after another. Just like the other upgrade trends mentioned above, smartphones are expecting a new round of transformation, getting rid of existing forms and interaction methods, and hoping to use one new product after another to break through the current bottleneck, maybe one day, that cross-era product will quietly appear, leading the smartphone into a completely new form.