2019 was a crazy year in the world of technology. We saw a lot of gadgets and gizmos that blew our minds. There was everything from crazy foldable phones to a futuristic cyber truck. But like all things in this world, 2019 has come to an end. And a new year is upon us bringing the gift of hope and excitement for amazing new gadgets. There is a slew of them that will be launched very soon. So, here are our top 5 picks for the gadgets we are most excited about in 2020.
I personally have been waiting for the new iPad for almost a year now. The 2017 iPad was an amazing product that changed the way I looked at Apple. They gave us most of the things that we have been asking for from an iPad. From productive software in the form of iPad OS to the USB Type-C port, the iPad Pro was an exciting iteration of the lineup.
Enter 2020 and I can’t wait to see what Apple has in store for us. Some rumors suggest, just like last year, the new iPad will come in two size configurations, an 11 inch and a 12.9-inch variant. We can also expect to see a triple camera set up, on the rear, just like the one we saw in the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Something that is confirmed is the changes to the internals of the device. A powerful CPU and GPU will definitely be a welcome change.
Because of the overwhelming success of the Note 10+, I can’t wait to see what Samsung has to offer with their new Galaxy S11 series of smartphones. Like every year, Samsung will probably launch their latest flagships at the end of February.
According to rumors, we can expect to see three versions of the S11 series, just like last year. There will be a few changes especially with the cameras on the phones. The front camera, like with the Note 10, will move to the top center of the display. The rear cameras, on the other hand, will receive a major upgrade with new optics and telephoto capabilities. This should lead to a dramatic improvement in low light photography. Other rumors suggest a crazy 120Hz display with paper-thin bezels. Something that is confirmed is the upgraded internals and biometric sensors.
PlayStations are the pinnacle of console gaming. They provide the best gaming experience with amazing titles to boast. The latest addition to the PlayStation line up, the PlayStation 5 will launch in Q4 of 2020. The new console is expected to feature an AMD Zen 2-based APU, equipped with a next-generation Navi/RDNA-based graphics engine. The current PlayStation 4 also features an AMD APU, but the CPU and GPU cores leverage previous-generation architectures. Because the platforms are similar, the PlayStation 5 will also be backward compatible with existing PS4 titles, so gamers won’t have to abandon their libraries should they choose to upgrade to the PlayStation 5.
As per recent news, Sony has patented a new controller to be launched alongside the console. It is rumored to feature two new buttons that can be programmable to perform the functions of other buttons on the controller. So, you could basically have them do the same thing as the circle or square buttons if you wanted.
Sony A7 IV
Gone is the era of the DSLR! The future of SLR cameras looks to be levitating towards a mirrorless future. And sitting atop it is the camera offerings from Sony viz., the Sony A7 IV. The new camera is expected to pack an improved 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor. It will be capable of 693 PDAF and 425 CDAF with features like Real-time tracking, and real-time Eye AF for video. Something to be excited about is the 5.5-stop 5-axis image stabilization and Dual UHS-II SD card slots the camera will pack. There are also rumors that the A7 IV will be capable of shooting at 6K video format.
The FPS, however, is expected to be the same at a maximum of 10FPS. The articulating screen will be making a return with a slightly large size. And for photography enthusiasts, the A7 IV will also have better weather-sealing than its predecessor.
MacBook Air 2020
The MacBook Air is one of the most beloved and common Apple laptops in Nepal. It is versatile, portable, and above all, it has amazing battery life. From students to business executives, it is adored by all. And for 2020 we expect to see a new version of the laptop. Although we just received a facelift version of the MacBook Air, the 2020 model should bring in some much-needed refinements. We can expect to see a better keyboard with a bit more powerful internal specs. The keyboard will most probably be the “Magic Keyboard” from the MacBook Pro 16. Some reports, on the processor end, suggest that Apple may be creating its own processors to power its new MacBook. We may have to wait quite a while for the confirmation on this one!