As we know that technology is growing every day and each new year some innovations and ideas take place. This year is also no different from previous, and more information is starting to come out about some of the coolest gadgets releasing in 2018. These cool new technology is soon going to release to consumers sometime this year.
Now, the question is that out of all of these cool new gadgets, which of these releases in building the most hype? As always doing the big companies is going to dazzle the customers with their coolest technologies. Some lesser-known companies are also going to showcase their newest products but it is up to the people to decide what new technologies are going to take 2018 by storm and which one will break their market.
#1 ‘Holographic’ Phone
A couple of months ago cinema maker RED made the surprise announcement that it was working on a smartphone and the even more surprising announcement that said phone would have a ‘holographic’ display.
The RED smartphone is currently available for pre-order, for the fair price tag of $1,195. No official release date has been announced but the company says the user can expect to see the product sometime in early 2018.
#2 Foldable Phone
After a long time, the technology is finally expected to reach its final stages towards the end of 2018.
In a leaked Slide, Samsung is said to be considered showing a foldable phone at the very end of 2018: the Samsung Galaxy w, but the company has said that it has postponed the actual launch until 2019 as it is working on perfecting the technology and it still has its successful curved Super AMOLED display around.
#3 Nutale Tiny GPS Tracker
This device will keep you from losing your most precious belongings. It is one of the most compact and accurate trackers in the world. It is now likely to be released in the first quarter of 2018. This device supports both Android and iOS and works in conjunction with your phone to give you real-time updates with a 30-day battery life and a memory that goes back up to four weeks, it’s unlikely that you’ll be losing this device anytime soon.
#4 Kuri Is A Robotic Home Assistant That’s Much Cuter Than Alexa
Last year saw an explosion of popularity for smart speakers that function as stay-at-home personal assistants. While it seems like every major tech company is pushing the capabilities of these devices even further, only one company is developing a smart assistant that is as adorable as it is useful. This is Kuri, a tiny robot that has all the functionality of Amazon’s Alexa while having the added benefit of being fully mobile. Kuri rolls around on wheels and can adapt to the floor plan of your house. Her eyes function as cameras that can take both still photos and videos, and a built-in speaker means your tunes can travel with you around the apartment.
#5: Smart speakers with great sound quality
Amazon leads the way in smart speakers with its Alexa-powered echo lineup, which has become the new US household item in 2017.
But all these smart speakers – while useful – do not sound particularly great from a purely music-playing perspective.
We expect 2018 to be the year of the smart speaker as Apple enters the space with its delayed HomePod speaker, and more and more people start considering higher-end options like the Google Home Max.
#6: Great affordable phones from China incoming
China is no longer the underdog when it comes to phone-making. Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi are all brands that have grown tremendously and have an original design with a lot of interesting features.
Until now, though, you could not officially buy their phones in the United States.
This will change in 2018. Huawei, the world’s third largest phone maker, has confirmed that it will bring its awesome Mate 10 Pro (review here) to US carriers. AT&T will be the first one to have the Mate 10 Pro in the US this February.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi has entered Europe in 2017 with one pilot market – Spain. The company has said that it is planning on expanding to the United States as well, but wants to arrive with a bang and is preparing itself carefully. All of this means more devices and more choice for consumers.
#7: New iPad with thinner bezels and Face ID
In the past couple of years, Apple has transformed its iPad to be more and more a ‘Pro’ device rather than just a tablet, and this effort will continue next year. While iPad sales have been falling, the average price for an iPad has grown and iPad revenue is solid.
In 2018, we expect Apple to bring a new iPad Pro, one with thinner bezels and Face ID recognition like on the iPhone X. We expect Apple to also tie its new iPad closer to its augmented reality push for the future.
The iPad is also becoming more and more of a laptop replacement. The iPad is not a direct rival to Apple’s MacBook, but it is now commonly sold with a snap-on keyboard and even upends laptops with its support for the Apple Pencil.
#8: Better battery life
As technology is growing the features and capacity of phones is also increasing. In 2017 we got a surprisingly big boost in battery life on our phones. Now days, battery life is increased by 25% as compared to the previous year.
More advanced chip manufacturing process was the main reason: the Snapdragon 835 that was found on practically all flagships for the year is built on a 10nm process that is much more power-efficient. The upcoming Snapdragon 845 will build-up on the same foundation, but we expect more marginal gains in battery life and better-optimized software from manufacturers.
After Samsung’s Note 7 battery fiasco in 2016 and after Apple’s #BatteryGate scandal at the end of 2017, the big phone makers will surely keep a close watch that their phones are safe and performing reliably.
#9: Under-display fingerprint scanners
The first commercially available phone with a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display glass will come in the first quarter of 2018.
Unfortunately, it will not be Apple or Samsung who will be the first with the technology, but instead, it will be Vivo, a Chinese company that does not officially sell its phones in the United States. Still, we expect it to be first of many and other mainstream brands may follow suit if the technology works well (and that is one important ‘if’).
This first under-screen fingerprint scanner is developed by Synaptics with its Clear ID FS9500 chip, a small CMOS device placed below an AMOLED screen. It illuminates the finger so that the fingerprint scanner can read the reflections of the finger scan and work its magic.
#10 This Reverse Microwave Can Quick-Freeze Food And Drinks
Microwaves were a revolution inconvenience for people looking to heat up their food in a hurry, but what about when you need something frozen quickly? There hasn’t really been an answer to that question until now. In comes Frigondas, the most amazing home kitchen technology to be released in decades. It can cool and freeze food and drinks in mere minutes, and it even doubles as a traditional microwave. While there is no set release date, it is believed that the device will be available in the US in the near future.
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