The first cell phone was announced in 1973 by Motorola. Almost 50 years later, many technologies have been created and integrated into smartphones, which now have nearly 5 billion units worldwide. Some features didn’t sit well and disappeared from the map, while others are unanimous when it comes to innovation. In this spirit, the Tech Tudo brings a list of technologies that would be welcome in the cell phones of the future.
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Who has never dropped a mobile phone on the ground threw the first stone. And the fall soon leads to despair due to possible cracks – after all, the screen is one of the most fragile and expensive parts of the device. It is with this in mind that a group of Indian scientists began to work on screens capable of regenerating themselves. This may be the end of broken screens!
Cell phones with broken screens are a thing of the past, or should be — Photo: Reproduction / Pixabay
Materials with this potential are not new to the market, but the new item manages to repair itself almost instantly through an attractive force that causes the fragments to reintegrate. Its crystalline nature promotes application in electronics such as smartphones.
It is important to mention that the study is still in its early stages and the application to cell phones has not been demonstrated. Between us, hope is the last to die.
2. Battery that lasts so long (a week, maybe?)
Smartphones with a battery greater than 4000 mAh have become more common. And if it was previously unthinkable to reach these figures, today the challenge is to cross the barrier of two full days of use. Some phones promise this feat, like the Galaxy M62, with 7,000 mAh, and the Archos X67 5G, with an incredible 8,000 mAh. The biggest problem is to keep cell phones and other gadgets away from the socket for a long time without compromising the dimensions.
The battery can be the Achilles heel of many smartphones — Photo: Disclosure / Motorola
One of the ways can be to reduce energy consumption. Singaporean scientists have developed a technology that aims to reduce battery consumption by up to 80%. They used a chip programmed to manage device functionality when high performance is not needed. The technology, however, is still in an experimental phase.
Another way is to simply increase the capacity of the batteries. Australian scientists are working on components that can last longer. They have the potential to be applied both in electric cars, offering a range of 1,000 kilometers, and in mobile phones, offering at least a week’s charge. Not bad…
3. No buttons or inputs. Have you thought?
Future smartphones may not have buttons. And as crazy as it sounds, all of these technologies are already in the market and continue to evolve. Ultrasonic sensors can replace the button function. This type of sensor, when applied under the screen, can identify the level of force exerted on the glass. Its application goes beyond, being able to be used in the body of the device. Devices without buttons already exist, such as the Meizu Zero.
The Meizu Zero has no buttons or inputs on the body of the device — Photo: Disclosure/Meizu
The various holes in the body of the device may also have their days numbered due to the technologies that already exist. The headphone jacks lost space, giving way to wireless headphones. Wireless charging has come a long way and there are options for chargers like this at more affordable prices. Even the SIM card can be replaced with eSIM, which has gained space in premium models.
Several disadvantages remain, such as the fact that wireless charging is slower than via cable, due to the loss of energy in the process, or the connection problems that Bluetooth headphones can face. But it is fair to believe that the cell phone of the future will have no buttons or inputs.
4. Lightweight – maybe with carbon fiber
If larger screens are welcome, the same is not true for the weight of the devices. With this in mind, the German company Carbon Mobile has created a carbon fiber mobile phone weighing only 125 grams. The weight reduction is of the order of 20% to 30% compared to conventional mobile phones of the same dimensions. The material was not chosen at random, as it offers greater resistance, does not oxidize and guarantees the lightness of the final product.
Carbon 1 MK II in detail — Photo: Reproduction/Pocketnow
5. Super-fast charger, so you don’t have to wait too long to charge
The time we waste waiting for the mobile phone to charge is in the sights of the big companies in the sector. For example, Xiaomi has announced a 200 Watt charger, much more than the 30 to 50 Watts we are used to seeing in more powerful models. There is even a version for wireless charging that offers 120 Watts. The products promise to fully charge a 4000 mAh battery in 8 minutes and 15 minutes, respectively.
Xiaomi HyperCharge charger — Photo: Playback/Xiaomi
Although there are questions about the product as it may shorten battery life, there is no denying that in the future chargers will be much faster. 45 watt chargers are already a reality in the conventional market, and this number tends to increase even more.
6. Fewer megapixels, more amazing photos
If not so long ago the conversation was about the adoption of cameras with many megapixels in smartphones from Apple, Motorola and Samsung, the new path of photographic technology could go through more numbers. modest and more robust computing resources. Speculation about the upcoming Galaxy S22’s camera cites sensors of up to 50MP, not much by today’s standards – in purely digital terms.
Periscopic lens of the Motorola Edge 20 Pro – Photo: Disclosure/Motorola
The bet on higher quality sensors makes sense, as features such as optical zoom, stabilization, lenses and built-in software can deliver incredible photos, without necessarily increasing the megapixel count. That is why it is important to know how to choose the smartphone camera.
Better cameras are certainly among the desired features for the cell phone of the future. Have you ever tried to take a photo of the moon? It is an endless difficulty. Let’s see what the next few years have in store for us.
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