It’s the start of a new decade, so it’s only right that we look to the future to see what the anticipated new tech releases are for 2020 — here’s our pick of the best.
Xbox Series X
In a recent blog post, Phil Spencer—Head of Xbox—says the new Xbox (previously known as Project Scarlett) will be the “fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility”, with “four times the processing power of the Xbox One X”. The console itself can be stood either vertically or horizontally, and features a custom processor that’s capable of delivering visuals at 4k resolution at 60fps.
There will also be a new wireless controller, compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, which will feature a new Share button so you’ll be able to share screenshots and clips more easily.
Release date: Holiday 2020
Lenovo say the Yoga 5G will be “the world’s first PC with revolutionary 5G connectivity”. The Snapdragon X55 modem enables download speeds of “up to 3GB per second…70% faster than 4G”, so there will be no need for Wi-Fi. You also won’t need to charge the laptop as much, as the “thermally efficient computing uses 60% less power…fueling up to an incredible 24 hours of battery life”.
Although the release date is yet to be announced, Lenovo have a great range of other laptops you can choose from — and you can currently get up to 20% off at Lenovo with Youth Discount!
Release date: TBA
A smart reading aid lamp from French company Lexilife has been produced to help relieve dyslexia. In 2017, French scientists discovered that dyslexia is caused by patterns of cells in eyes causing no dominant eye. The Lexilight solves this problem by emitting pulses of light that make one of your eyes more dominant so that it’s easier to focus. Lexilife say that out of all the people with dyslexia that tested the lamp, 90% said it improved their reading ability. Although it may set you back £549, this light could really help to improve people’s lives—making it one of the best new tech releases in 2020.
Release date: Early 2020, available to preorder here
Samsung Galaxy S11 (TBC)
Although Samsung are yet to release any details about the unofficially named Galaxy S11, it’s expected to be the best phone yet in the Galaxy series. There’s been a lot of speculation about what the Galaxy S11 will feature—will it be buttonless? Will there be an extra camera lens? And will it be 5G compatible? Nobody knows for sure, but with a keynote event scheduled for 11th February, it won’t be long now until all is revealed!
Release date: rumoured to be in February
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Danby Parcel Guard
This smart mailbox is great for those of you who do a lot of online shopping. Instead of worrying about your parcel being stolen from outside your home, couriers can place the parcel in the top section of the Parcel Guard, and then when the door is closed it will get lowered into the bottom section—which can’t be unlocked without a code. If you have a larger parcel, you can send the courier a one-time use code to place it in the bottom section.
The Parcel Guard also has a camera, motion sensor and will send you alerts via an app should anybody go near the mailbox—and it has an alarm if anybody might try to steal it!
There is no planned release date or price for the Parcel Guard in the UK yet, but in the US it costs $399, so you might want to start saving now!
Release date: out now in the USA, UK release date TBA
Throw away your selfie sticks because AirSelfie have invented a pocket drone that acts as an aerial photographer, taking away the awkwardness of trying to get the perfect group photo!
AIR PIX has a 12MP FOV 70° camera with facial recognition that connects to an app on your smartphone—so you can share your aerial photos on social media instantly. It has one-touch control, so there’s no need to figure out how to control the drone yourself because it will fly and frame you automatically.
The AIR PIX is currently priced at £76 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, and they have already started shipping—so look out for the next round of manufacturing.
Release date: preorders are already shipping, look out for more to be manufactured
Although Sony are yet to make an official announcement and show us what the long-awaited PS5 will look like, they have unveiled the new logo and a number of specs including 3D audio support and the inclusion of a high-speed solid-state drive for faster loading. The new console will support PlayStation VR headsets and offer backwards compatibility for PS4 games, which many PlayStation fans will be happy to hear about.
Release date: Holiday 2020
Which new tech releases are you looking forward to in 2020? Let us know in the comments.