2020 has been a strange year for most people, but despite the pandemic situation and the sudden end of business, we have been involved in launching a few great products.
This is the case with new computers Apple Mac Based on M1 technology, 5G smartphones like the Samsung galaxy s20, or the steady growth in sales of monitoring devices and aptitude health-oriented.
So what can we expect as major trends for this new year 2021?
The following technology forecasts and trends are the result of the opinions of expert journalists in our editorial group IDG, who analyze the news daily and write about Comments products in our publications.
Drop-down or expandable phones
The Inno Day 2020 that Oppo celebrated at the end of last year has already given us a glimpse of some interesting news that could arrive in 2021.
The conceptual device Oppo X 2021 shown with a roll-up screen that extends from 6.7 inches to 7.4 inches in moments, thanks to the fact that it can be opened and closed like parchment.
This could be one of the most anticipated technologies of 2021. Essentially, it has a patented technology called a powertrain roller motor, so that it overlays two plates in one to allow the mobile to expand in size. of the screen.
With companies like Samsung and Huawei focusing on foldable phones in recent years, check out the models Galaxy Z Fold2 5G and the Mate Xs, it is possible that these modalities will receive a boost towards what could define the future of smartphones.
ProMotion in iPhone
The 120Hz display has become a regular feature of flagship Android phones such as the models. OnePlus 8 Pro, Samsung galaxy s20, Oppo Find X2 Pro and many others at a lower price.
However, Apple’s iPhones are still in the 60Hz display age, even when it comes to the more expensive iPhone 12 Pro Max.
In this way, ProMotion is the name that Apple has given to the high refresh rates and that can already be found in the iPad Pro models, which offers greater agility in the smooth scrolling of the interface and the screen. device screen.
We believe 2021 will be the year in which Apple extends this feature to the iPhone 13, although it remains to be seen if it will extend it to the full lineup or if it will be something specific to iPhone 13 models. High end pro.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many tragedies and disruption in 2020, so we have grown accustomed to tackling the threat using disinfection devices and other associated household items, steam, and UV rays.
These products have been around for a long time, but it is now that they have become much more popular, believed to guarantee well-being at home, on public transport and in any restaurant, classroom or closed place.
We will have to be attentive to what will be announced now at the beginning of the year in the new edition of CES 2021, where the main tech brands will present their innovations for this year, with companies like Beko and its range HygieneShield.
Other brands have similar launches in home appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves and refrigerators. It will undoubtedly be the year of disinfection in the purest science fiction style.
Video streaming services
Video streaming services like Netflix, HBO, Disney plus O The film, among many others, have become popular in homes during this pandemic period, to the point of having become the alternative to being able to attend film premieres.
It seems that in 2021 this trend of increasing subscriber numbers will continue, with big film premieres on platforms at the same time as in big theaters.
In this way, as the states of alert continue in countries, it seems very possible that other industry giants will sign deals that will allow audiences to watch new films from home.
Apple’s TV + platform is a service in dire need of quality content, so we wouldn’t be surprised if one of the richest companies in the world decides movies are the way to go.
Laptops with 5G
Mobility may not have been a priority in 2020, as most of us have been at home for much of the year, whether telecommuting or the little ones taking virtual lessons. thanks to technology.
At the end of last year, we already saw the emergence of the first laptops with 5G capabilities, in the form of the Lenovo Yoga 5G. It is expected that in 2021, all brands will join this trend to expand their range of equipment with LTE connectivity.
If 2020 will go down in his tory as the year in which 5G smartphones became a reality, with frankly competitive prices, 2021 could be a copy of this technology, but transferred to laptops with ultra connectivity. -fast.
Windows 10X and Chromebooks
Windows 10S may not have succeeded in establishing itself in the world due to its restrictive nature, but Microsoft is offering another version of the popular desktop operating system that could be the surprise success of 2021.
Windows 10X is a simplified version of Windows 10 that was primarily designed for dual-screen devices like Microsoft Duo. However, things have changed as it looks like the software will debut on single-screen devices in 2021.
With ChromeOS growing in popularity, especially in the education market, could Windows 10X be the answer Microsoft needs to ensure the next generation of users stick with them? Software?
Electric bikes and scooters
We have started the new year 2021 and the new traffic rules imposed by the DGT oblige us to comply with a series of requirements of the usual users of electric scooters, for which until now there was a legal vacuum.
Thus, the changes approved in terms of traffic for 2021 indicate that vehicles with one or more wheels with a single seat will only be able to circulate in town and on the road, respecting the same traffic rules as other vehicles.
These vehicles must use the road and not the sidewalk to move, with speeds between 6 and 25 km / h. Its circulation on sidewalks and pedestrian areas, as well as on interurban roads, level crossings or highways is totally prohibited.
No type of driver’s license is required, but electric scooters must have a movement certificate that certifies that they meet the technical requirements set out in the manual.
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