To say that 2018 is a year of innovation when it comes to general tech is an understatement. With newer, more affordable computers on the market, less and less people are repairing their computers and more are opting for upgrades. We are just halfway through the year and it’s amazing what surprises the tech industry has offered us so far. We are however confident that the best of 2018 is yet to come, and we should see more amazing tech innovations hit the market before the end of the year.
Below, we take a look at 4 of our predictions in terms of tech we see being introduced before the close of 2018.
#1 A larger capacity battery for laptops
One of the main areas of competition for smartphones has been on the aspect of battery life. Users want a much longer battery life for their mobile devices. We believe 2018 will be the year we’ll see the launch of a battery for the laptop with a much more improved capacity. With more and more people being forced to adapt to living on the go, common tech sense dictates that the market needs a much larger capacity laptop battery. We are confident we’ll see this hit the market before the close of the year.
#2 The introduction of the intelligent phone
We strongly believe that with the advancements in interactive tech currently being introduced in smartphones such as AI, VR and the rest, by the close of 2018, we’ll no longer be referring to our mobile devices as smartphones because this will be a disservice, rather we’ll be referring to them as intelligent phones because that is what they will be.
#3 The adoption of touch-less interfaces
With tech companies in more competition to give their users better user experiences, we predict that 2018 will see more adoption of touch-less interfaces in computers and mobile devices. Consumers of technology will definitely appreciate an extra hand in their day to day activities beyond what the likes of Siri and Alexa can do. With the incorporation of AI, by the close of 2018, we’ll have devices that can predict user requests and respond to their commands with just minimal verbal input or gestures.
#4 The introduction of 5G connectivity
Computer devices have undoubtedly become more powerful and this means that they are in more need of larger data streams in order to operate effectively, this means an upgrade of the current fast 4G to the superfast 5G connection. By the end of 2018, we should expect to see 5G connectivity available as well as devices fitted for it.
These are of course very bold tech predictions but if you are tech savvy, then you know they are not farfetched. As a matter of fact, there are some rumors that some of them are already in the making and should hit the market sooner rather than later.