From innovative new hardware to serious software upgrades, there’s a lot to like about the current state of the tech industry. Leading companies from around the world continue to mold consumer life for improved convenience and better home living.
RepairQ has gathered the current and coming electronics you’ll want to keep an eye out for as 2022 comes to an end (i.e. holiday season $$) and 2023 gets started. Read on for anticipated products from proven companies.
A New Wave of Revolutionary Monitors
Samsung and LG brought curved TV screens into the electronics industry in 2013 (though they existed in projection form for cinematic experiences since the 1950s). The 21:9 curved monitor followed suit a year later and maximized the possibilities of a 21:9 display.
Today, curved monitors remain a top-of-the-line option for serious gamers, designers, and general consumers. Look out for the Samsung ARK later this year or in early 2023. This product flips the curved model – literally. It’s a 55” curved OLED monitor vertically positioned and provides three different 16:9 feeds.
Other monitors to watch out for: MSI’s MEG 342C QD-OLED and LG’ UltraGear 48GQ900.
M2 SoC in New MacBooks
Apple continues to move away from using Intel chips in their devices (iPads and Macbooks primarily) and toward their own System on a Chip (Soc) engineering. Rather than using different chips for different functions, they’ve directed their development efforts toward a unified chip to serve multiple functions: the M2.
The M2 is faster than its predecessor, the M1, and includes a more powerful GPU and CPU. The M2 runs at 3.49GHz up from the 3.2GHz of the M1. Thanks to the efficiency of the M2, new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models boast battery lives between 18 and 20 hours.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
Somewhere along the way, Samsung decided it was time to return to the drawing board and prod at consumers’ nostalgia with the flip-phone model, the Galaxy Fold. An improved version of the concept, the Galaxy Z Flip was first released in Q1 2020 and delivered a more than modest showing.
Last August, Samsung released the Flip3, which included an octa-core processor and 8GB of RAM. The model spearheaded a plethora of flip-phone shipments in 2021 with a total of 4.6 million units shipped. Quite impressive considering it was released in August.
The Flip4 details remain somewhat under wraps but have been announced and the product is expected to release later this year – perhaps in August like its predecessor. Can we expect another successful Z Flip model or will Samsung struggle like other companies suffering from higher parts pricing and supply chain demands?
Video Doorbells & Security Systems
Ring released their Video Doorbell Pro 2 in March ’22 and holds a high consumer rating on Google and Amazon. The basic kit is currently $259.99 and comes with several bundling options for home security improvements. Ring boasts a built-in Alexa greeting, 3D motion detection, and HD+ video in the Pro 2. The model can also detect movement from a perimeter of up to 30 feet regardless of weather or time of day.
While there’s no word yet on a Video Doorbell 5 release (the original model), the Video Doorbell 4 which was released in Spring 2021 continues to be a more-than-viable option for homeowners looking for a more affordable video doorbell than the Pro model.
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