5 Mobile Technology Trends Will Be Present at 2020

Zbtechs – Mobile technology is constantly evolving, even faster than expected, and even next year is predicted there will be some technology that will be a trend, for example 5G and digital wallets.


In addition, folding smartphones and augmented reality (AR) technology are also predicted to be trending next year. Here’s the detailed technology that will be trending in the next year, like the recent Edge APP cited:

1. 5G Network

5G Network

5G technology started gradually in the year 2019. For example, China started the mobile network launch nationwide in last October. However, 2020 may be more parties can use the high-speed mobile network.

With a large carrier network like Verizon that promises to bring 5G access to the U.S. population, the smartphone vendor also works on 5G-compatible devices.

Samsung already launched the 5G model prior to the development of the operator, rumors currently mention that the iPhone 2020 will support 5G. As the operator increases deployment, 5G will become more common in the year 2020.

The global 5G market is projected to have revenues of US $672 billion by the end of 2020. Similarly, the latest estimate of Statista states that the 5G subscription will reach 2.61 billion in 2025.

2. Digital Wallet

Digital Wallets

The adoption of digital wallets and payment gateways is one of the trends that may be missed this year. Driven by the presence of a globally increasing smartphone, the adoption of digital wallets has grown steadily.

More than 36 percent of iPhone users have created an Apple Pay account since the technology company introduced it in the year 2014. Now, it’s one of the most popular payment systems, with over 87 million people using that app worldwide.

Likewise, Chinese companies, WeChat Pay and AliPay have combined users in more than 1 billion. However, the popularity of digital wallets will surge even higher in the coming year. The report indicates that the value of the payment application transaction will reach nearly US $14 trillion in 2022.

3. Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

No more science fiction movies, augmented Reality (AR) has become a part of our lives. From entertaining games to useful tools, the mobile app starts implementing AR in a variety of ways. What’s more, tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google invest in this technology.

So it’s no surprise that AR will be one of the biggest mobile trends in 2020. According to recent estimates, AR users will reach 1 billion in the year 2020. Similarly, the current size of the AR/VR market will increase from US $16.8 billion in 2019 to US $160 billion in 2023.

4. Folding Device

Folding Device

In 2018, Samsung triggered a folding device race when flirting with the Galaxy Fold. Since then, Huawei and Motorola have released their folding screen version. While the first generation of these devices is far from perfect, form factor can be the standard in the year 2020.

In the coming year, we can see a device like Microsoft Surface Duo, a dual-display folding Android device. Also, Samsung will release a second-generation Galaxy Fold, and Apple reportedly is working on its iPhone fold.

5. Smartphone growth

Smartphone growth

Recently, the smartphone market has decreased. Among the jammed design and increased durability, users no longer feel the need to change their smartphones. However, smartphone sales are expected to grow by 2.8 percent worldwide by 2020.

And this is partly due to the coming 5G. For example, iPhone has experienced a steady decline in recent time. However, the iPhone 5G 2020 will give users new reasons to upgrade. Along with the increased coverage and availability of the 5G hardware service, smartphone sales will also increase.