2019 Tech Predictions: It’s Gonna Be An Exciting Year

Samsung will debut its foldable smartphone in 2019.

I believe 2019 will be a great year in technology, though there will certainly be some tech. failures. It will be a great year for smartphones, and Samsung will surprise everybody at the beginning of the year with the Galaxy S10. However, some smartphones will not take off as well as expected. With that said, here are my main predictions for the year ahead.

Smartphones with foldable screens will flop…

Yes, Samsung will release the Galaxy X (or F according to some) during the first half of this year. Yes, it will cause initial excitement. But the backlash will be swift. There will be tons of technical issues, compatibility issues, and those who say that just having a smartphone and a tablet is more convenient than this future hybrid mess. I hope I’m wrong.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 gets USB-C port and increased screen size…

After inexplicably leaving a USB-C port off the Surface Pro 6 this year, you can bet that Microsoft will finally make amends in the new year. Expect the new port to be a Thunderbolt 3 one as well.

But that’s not all we can expect to this big Surface Pro upgrade. I predict Microsoft will not change the size of the device, but decrease the bezels. This will allow for a 13-inch screen instead of the 12.3-inch one we see on all the most recent Surface Pro devices.

5G

2019 will be the year 5G becomes a consumer reality. There will be 5G networks, 5G smartphones, and 5G everything else. However, I predict that the 5G networks will run into some issues, and people really won’t be seeing the full benefits of 5G until 2020.

VR could make some inroads…

The Oculus Quest will be released during the spring of 2019

VR was supposed to be the next big thing, but it has never quite taken off. But I predict the Oculus Quest, which is a powerful standalone headset with inside tracking, could really shake things up. $399 is a great price for a standalone powerful  VR headset that reduces some of the problems people complain about with current wired VR headsets.

The Robots…

Could this be your next pet?

 

We’ve heard about sex robots, pet dog robots, etc. And now, in 2019, you will see your neighbors or family members (ones who you would least expect) with one of these. Some personal robots will be powered by Amazon’s Alexa, others will be powered by Google Assistant, and who knows if the government will be or will not be able to hear your conversations.

Facebook becomes less relevant…

Facebook has had many troubles in 2018, and barely anybody can trust the communication platform. The Cambridge Analytica scandal turned Facebook from a much-loved platform to a near joke. Then, there was the security breach, in which 120 million accounts were hacked.

I predict that there will be even more scandals for Facebook in 2019. This time, even the most frequent users will be logging off. Soon, Facebook could become the next MySpace.

About Daryl

Daryl Deino has been a technology enthusiast since 1995 and has written for several newspapers and technology sites. Please reach him at [email protected]
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