The year 2020 was completely eclipsed by Kovid-19 but 2021 was seen as a glimmer of hope to return to the normal world. At least, initially. The second wave and the delta version pushed back all hopes of normalcy in just a few months. But ‘flexibility’ is our middle name. We have finally started moving towards normalcy again. Omicron has recreated an ominous environment, but we as a society have mastered the dangers of the planetary level. Looking forward to 2022, we have great hopes and aspirations for a better future.
These are some of the consumer tech trends that could take effect in the year 2022:
Work From Home
There are some changes that Covid-19 has brought for good. Work from home culture has become an integral part of how we function in the post-Covid era. The return of dangerous forms like Delta and now Omicron has kept the Home Office relevant for a long time. The more time we spend working at home, the harder it will be to go back to the traditional clock-in and clock-out system.
Buyers will continue to splurge on their home office and will likely spend more than their working hours at their desks. Laptops and PCs have regained their regal status after years of flat-line sales. Accessories and peripherals remain a huge hit.
While next-gen consoles and some high-end GPUs were launched in 2020, the lack of availability has kept the latest and greatest from the masses. The chip shortage may not be going anywhere anytime soon, but 2022 may be the year it starts fading.
This will also be the year that studios begin releasing games exclusively for the latest generation of consoles. Games will have the ability to graphically surpass previous levels of detail and achieve that hyper-realism we’ve all been dreaming of.
The metaverse is the buzzword everywhere. The craze increased after one of the world’s largest companies, formerly known as ‘Facebook’, adopted the name ‘Meta’.
The Metaverse is still a long shot at reaching where it needs to be but it will become more than just a buzzword in 2022. It has also piqued investor interest which indicates bigger things to come. Companies such as Microsoft, Snap, Nvidia and Tencent have also increased their stake in the Metaverse.
Cryptocurrency has been the theme in 2021 and it will be big in 2022. For India, it will mark the year when the country will either adopt a “future” or try to rein in it with a new law. The cryptocurrency regulation bill introduced by the government in the month of November is expected to be introduced in the upcoming budget session. The government has given us all indications that it may not ban private cryptocurrencies completely. In fact, it is playing a game to see how other major economies of the world will legislate around blockchain-based currencies.
For the most part of the last decade, smartphone development has improved significantly. There has been limited growth in terms of how the user experience has changed over the years. In 2022 we are expected to move to the next stage of smartphone development with foldable devices. More and more brands are finally releasing smartphones that take advantage of the new form factor.
Oppo launched Find N and Honor will soon launch its first foldable device. Motorola is also working on the next version of the Razr. Not to forget, Samsung has already reached the next stage of development with three generations of foldable devices. New phone technology will gradually underpin the premium mid-range and eventually mid-range devices. The wait is not too long.
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