Like fashion, tech is one of the few trend-setting industries. It’s a community that’s powered by new creative ideas that may or may not work, but there has always been an attempt to reinvent the wheel and challenge the status quo. This year won’t be much different though. While every company is of course unique and has its product strategy determined months in advance, there have been instances in the past where tech companies gave us products that came out of nowhere. By now, tech experts have already predicted what you will or won’t see in tech this year, but we’ve been thinking about creating a wish-list that we can only dream of. That’s what we’re excited about in technology in 2021.
A new Apple TV with a focus on games
Do you remember pippin It was a game console Apple Released in 1995, but it was soon forgotten. We don’t want Apple to make another game console and compete with them Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo in the console market. What we want from Apple is to redesign the Apple TV with a new identity and gear the device towards families and casual gamers. To do this, however, Apple will have to redesign the Apple TV around its Apple Arcade subscription service. This is only possible if Apple bundles a specific game controller, possibly redesigns the user interface for better user interaction, and supplies the device with either the A12X Bionic or the M1 chip. Get rid of Apple TV branding and try to find your own niche spot in the gaming market. A device like the Nintendo Wii is something Apple should be aiming for, but with deep iPhone integration and loads of fun games. The options are endless in the sub-$ 250 segment, and it’s up to Apple which route it would be satisfied with in the end.
Next up, the Samsung Galaxy M51 gets the S-Pen
Samsung made it very clear that S Pen support will be available for more phones this year, and rumor has it that the upcoming Galaxy S21 Ultra would be the only non-Note Galaxy smartphone with pen support. We fully respect Samsung’s decision and also understand the business strategy behind choosing the S21 Ultra over any other Galaxy smartphone to add S-Pen support. However, we believe that the next version of the Galaxy M51 should also come with an S-Pen. The reason: The Galaxy M51 is very popular in the mid-range segment. A large proportion of consumers who buy Samsung smartphones in markets like India are choosing the Galaxy M series over the Galaxy S series. If the South Korean giant decides to bring this S-Pen support to the next version of the Galaxy M51, Samsung will be the biggest beneficiary. In a way, the real goal of bringing the best of the Note series to non-Note devices will only be achieved if these features are available on popular mid-range smartphones. The Galaxy M51 has generated a lot of consumer interest due to its hulk-like appearance and 7000 mAh battery. In our opinion, it is the perfect smartphone for taking notes, writing and sketching on a large 6.7-inch screen.
Other mid-range laptops with an illuminated keyboard
We’ve tested fantastic mid-range laptops for the past few months, but when we look back on the best “affordable” notebooks of 2020, it’s clear that all machines suffer from the same problem. All of these laptops, be it the Mi 14 Notebook E-Learning Edition or Dell The Inspiron 15 (3505) were crazy fast and powerful, but lacked a backlit keyboard. Perhaps a minor issue for some people, but we found a backlit keyboard as useful as a webcam on the notebook. Remote working is a way of life for millions of consumers today. Therefore, companies should better bring laptops with illuminated keyboards to the market.
The PlayStation phone
Sony hasn’t had much success with its smartphones so far. Sales figures don’t lie and Sony needs to look carefully to see where it went so wrong. It’s unfortunate, but Sony is still able to convince consumers by introducing a PlayStation smartphone. PlayStation is an emerging brand and Sony needs to use its video game expertise to its advantage. All it wants is a little help from the PlayStation team in Silicon Valley to build a smartphone unlike any other game-focused phone on the market. Sony doesn’t need to position the device as a PlayStation 5 accessory or as a cousin of the PlayStation Vita. Instead, the PlayStation phone has to emerge from a new approach, a new-era smartphone that can bring out the best in itself Android Games and all PlayStation titles – old or new. A special focus on 3D audio alongside a pull-out gamepad ensures that the PlayStation phone is different from today’s gaming smartphones.