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Upcoming Technology Trends From China

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Here are some of the top upcoming technology trends in China that we should all keep an eye on.

Flexible display

We’ve already seen this technology from a couple of smartphone companies this year, and so far, it hasn’t gone as smoothly as the public expected.

While Huawei’s foldable smartphone was a rather good, albeit extremely expensive, buy, ongoing trade wars with the US have recently forced US companies to cut or strain their ties with the Chinese tech giant, which includes Google and even chipset manufacturers like Intel and Qualcomm.

As for Samsung’s much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold… well, we probably don’t have to remind you of that mess, right?

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing refers to the technology that makes use of quantum-mechanical processes (superposition, entanglement, etc.) in order to finish computations. Experts say that this computer is so powerful, it could transform the way industries work all over the world.

This is all just a tech dream as of now, though, as no one has ever managed to create a real quantum computer yet. China, in particular, has already been in a race with the US to create the first finished quantum computer since the idea first popped up a couple of decades ago.

Just this January, US company IBM unveiled what is supposedly the world’s first quantum computer, but based on reports from experts, it is still far off in terms of real quantum computing. It’s beautiful though, we’ll give it that.

5G Communications

With promises of up to 10Gbps of connection speed, it’s no wonder the whole world is eagerly waiting for 5G communications to drop as soon as possible.

Smartphone makers from both the US and China seem to have made it their goal to release 5G-enabled smartphones in the first half of 2019, in preparation for the supposedly worldwide availability of 5G in the second half of the year. So far, 5G is only limited to a few areas in the US and speeds are still rather irregular.

China, on the other hand, is already testing the network in Shanghai, Huangzhou, Suzhou, Guangzhou, and Wuhan and is gearing up to a full nationwide release by 2020.

For the full list, check out Business Insider’s complete report entitled 2019 Technology Trends Report in China.