Tech Movers and Shakers of 2019
2019 has been a great year for tech. We’ve seen huge leaps in smartphones, cameras, personal computing, FinTech, transportation, and everything in between! So here’s our list of the biggest tech movers and shakers of 2019:
Realme has released a lot of great phones this year, and they all have compelling features and are offered at a great price. They boast their “first at this price segment” phones such as the Realme 5 Pro, which was the first quad-camera budget phone and the Realme X2 Pro, which had a lot of flagship features. It’s no wonder they managed to sell 800% more phones compared to last year, despite the company’s age
Not only did Samsung manage to create two of the top smartphones in the market today in their Galaxy S10 and Note 10 lines, but they were also first to market with a folding smartphone. The release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold not only proved the technical feasibility of the product but also that there is indeed a market for high-end, high-performance devices for professionals and power users on the go.
Xiaomi has always been an industry mover. They were the first to offer the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855 at a lower price point with the Mi 9T Pro, a 108MP camera on a smartphone with the Mi Note 10, and have constantly dominated the midrange with every iteration of their Redmi Note series. Xiaomi also has a wide variety of products offered, such as robot vacuums, smart TVs, smart devices, rice cookers, and more.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Mobile Legends has been around for years. It’s been steadily growing in popularity and has become a household name not only for the MOBA genre but also for mobile gaming in general. This year, for the first time, Mobile Legends has been part of the South East Asian Games as part of its first eSports competition.
GCash & Paymaya
GCash and Paymaya have changed the way people manage their finances, shop online, and transact on a peer-to-peer basis.
GCashhas come a long way since its inception. It has opened up a lot of services, including GCash Investments, which allowed users to invest in a hassle-free manner. They have also partnered with banks such as BPI that allows transferring funds to and from your bank to GCash account, partnered with a lot more stores and banks to add to its users’ convenience.
Paymaya, on the other hand, has changed the way we shop online. They’re the first prepaid credit card service in the country that allows users to purchase and transfer funds with accessible top-up options. They have removed the barrier for Visa and Mastercard purchases without the hassle of going through banks. They also have a physical card for people who want to use their service for local shops.
Despite recent events, Angkas has grown in popularity this 2019. They have (allegedly) 27,000 active riders and are preferred by many due to its convenience, speed, and price. Angkas has shown that an alternative method of transportation is feasible in the Philippines.
AMD has made huge leaps in performance this year with both its 7nm Zen 2 architecture for the Ryzen 3000 series and RDNA architecture for the Radeon 5000 series. AMD has also been strategic with how they price their current generation components as well as discounts for their older generation parts. AMD has beaten Intel on Amazon’s top desktop processor sales, taking nine out of the top ten most sold processors and has secured the top two spots out of ten for video cards.
ASUS has released a lot of amazing laptops this year. They’re the first company to commercialize a dual-screen laptop with its ZenBook Pro Duo, the ROG Mothership with its innovative 2-in-1 like design, and the work of art ZenBook Edition 30.
And there’s our list of the biggest movers and shakers in the consumer tech space this year! Hopefully, we get even better tech next year and in the years to come! Happy New Year!