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After seeing the announcements at the Consumer Electrics Show (CES) 2019, getting sneak peeks of the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) releases and checking out the many previews, leaks and renders, the conclusion is easy: this will be a great year for tech. We’re excited by what we’ve seen so far, and we’re really looking forward to all the 2019 announcements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We saw a lot of amazing gadgets and technology at CES. Some were concepts that show companies’ plans for future products, while

 

others were production models that will be available to buy in the coming months.

 

Among the standout units was the Alienware Area-51m laptop. This massive gaming beast comes with a desktop-class processor and the latest GPU (Nvidia RTX 2080), which does ray tracing for incredibly real visuals. It also lets you change components, just like a desktop computer.

 

CES 2019 was also where Nvidia formally launched its RTX lineup, which brings ray tracing to mobile devices. Various models at different price points will be available, although it’s now up to laptop makers to integrate them into their products.

 

The Lenovo Yoga S940 was another great laptop. This one had an interesting take on efforts to shrink the bezel- the camera is actually placed at the top of the lid, making it a reverse-notch of sorts.

 

Undoubtedly the most interesting smartphone at CES was from a little-known China company called Royole. The manufacturer, which is best known for making flexible electronics, showed off its FlexPai device, which can be folded in half. While the entire experience was not perfect, the fact that it actually exists is already a sign of things to come in the mobile communications space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve been seeing leaks and renders based on these leaks from different sources of different smartphone models. Among these, the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is very interesting, especially with the Infinity-O display. We expect this method of avoiding the notch to be this year’s hot trend, just like the notch was in 2018.

 

Quite a few folding smartphones have also been seen in various confirmed and unconfirmed reports. Mi showed off a dual-folding product, but hasn’t actually shared specs or other details (including whether this is a reference or preproduction model).

 

Rumors of a 2019 take on the iconic Motorola RAZR has also been seen. This will supposedly be a smartphone with a display that folds in half, complete with design nods to the original RAZR.

 

We expect to hear more about it at MWC, which is also expected to showcase the Samsung folding smartphone (which is said to be called the Galaxy F). We may also see a new Xperia device from Sony, the LG G8 and the new P series from Huawei, but OPPO has confirmed that it will be showing off its 10x optical zoom system.

 

The year has barely begun but we have already begun seeing proof that 2019 will be an awesome year for gadgets. #CheckCyberzone for all the latest and greatest devices, accessories and so much more!

 

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