What to expect in smartphones this 2019.
2019 will see the introduction of hole-punch screens in next-generation mobile phones.
13:27 02 January 2019
This means that they will have literally small holes through which a selfie camera pokes. It has already been announced that Samsung’s Galaxy A8s and Huawei’s two phones, which will all be released this year, will have the diminutive hole in the display.
Apart from punch-hole display, in-display fingerprint is also expected to be fully embraced by phone manufacturers this year. What was long seen as the holy grail of biometric systems, the fingerprint scanner embedded into the screen will become a reality in the mass market.
Ben Wood, chief of research at CCS Insight, said that in 2019, radical design may not be in play and that there won’t be much to differentiate one model from the next because they will all have a screen on the front and camera on the back.
“The rectangular touchscreen has become the dominant design for smartphones and there is little sign of that changing anytime soon,”
“Cameras are a major battleground when it comes to competitive differentiation,” Wood added.
“Expect to see even greater use of computational photography, where multiple images from single or multiple cameras are combined to create a photo with algorithms, improving your candid snaps, particularly in low light.”
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