Smartphone Technology Advancements
Smartphones are amazing products that have evolved from a single-function communication tool to a digital product that combines the functions of a phone, camera, music player, and gaming console. We can hardly find a second electronic product that can be compared with smartphones.
In the development of smartphones so far, both the processor, screen, imaging system, fast charging, and other performance have been significantly improved, with more and more black technology added to the phone, now the flagship phone is a really strong performance.
But do you have a feeling that the phone in the last year has only been significantly improved in terms of imaging, other performance can only be said to be a conventional upgrade. So, the time has come to 2023, the phone can also be improved in what aspects? Let’s discuss Smartphone Technology Advancements in 2023:
1-inch Camera Sensor Has Another Breakthrough
In 2022, all major manufacturers of cell phones are making efforts in mobile imaging, the most representative one may be the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the combination of a one-inch large base and periscopic telephoto can be said to be the benchmark.
In 2023, I believe there will be more manufacturers to launch 1-inch outsole + periscopic telephoto lens cell phones. Of course, cell phone images are not just hardware stacking, software optimization and tuning will be more important. This depends on the understanding and merit of the major manufacturers of mobile imaging.
Xiaomi already started re-polishing Sony IMX989 with new optical components. While some manufacturers make 1-inch sensors more rigorous. Industry chain side next year can ship 2G + 6P glass plastic lens, there may even be new machines on the 1-inch main camera + 2G+6P + variable aperture combination. Glass + Plastic variable aperture structure miniaturized design of a 1-inch main camera is not a dream.
For reference, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, with the addition of variable aperture, significantly improves the capabilities of the moving image optical system, with four stops of intelligent aperture in automatic mode, which can intelligently match the size of the aperture according to different scenes. In professional mode, the range of depth of field and the degree of bokeh can be adjusted at will through the ten-stop adjustable physical aperture.
Fast Charging Technology
Although 120W fast charging is more than enough, still manufacturers doing research and development for further upgrades. Recently we have ushered 150W, 165W, and even 210W fast charging.
The next thing is Realme’s 240W fast charging solution launching with GT Neo5 next month. This time the Realme 240W flash charging will reach the highest power of Type-C 3.1 protocol at this stage, which is a major technical breakthrough for cell phones.
OPPO’s MariSilicon Y Commercial Debut
MariSilicon Y audio-specific chipset is a new technology that is expected to debut with OPPO’s Find X6 Series of smartphones in 2023. This chip is the second self-research chip from OPPO, following the successful launch of MariSilicon X, which improved OPPO’s camera quality to the next level. The MariSilicon Y chip is specifically designed to improve audio quality and is expected to offer several new features and capabilities.
One of the key features of the MariSilicon Y chip is its ultra-high-speed Bluetooth solution, which is integrated to achieve a 400% faster transmission rate than traditional Bluetooth. Additionally, the chip includes OPPO’s custom R&D performance leading URLC lossless coding, which allows for the first time to achieve 192KHz/24bit lossless audio wireless transmission.
This means that users will be able to enjoy high-quality, lossless audio wirelessly, without any loss in quality. The MariSilicon Y chip is also expected to improve the overall audio performance of the Find X6 Series, making it an ideal device for music lovers and audiophiles.
Previously, the news that the iPhone 15 will use the A17 chip, and the A17 chip is manufactured using TSMC 3nm process, Samsung also announced the production of the 3nm process in the first half of last year.
TSMC said that the 3nm process will reduce power consumption by 25% to 30%, performance can be improved by 10% to 15%, and transistor density increased by about 70%. From TSMC 3nm process can be seen, the main focus is to reduce the phone’s energy consumption, and improve the phone’s battery life, and performance.
TSMC’s continuous improvement of the 3nm process technology believes that the two chip giants of Android Qualcomm and MediaTek will also join the time to use the 3nm process, and by then the chip of the phone can usher in another upgrade.
Foldable display technology is another area that may see advancements in 2023. In recent years, we have seen the introduction of foldable smartphones from several manufacturers, such as Samsung and Huawei. However, these devices have faced some challenges, such as durability issues and a lack of optimized apps and system adaptations. As manufacturers continue to improve foldable display technology, we may see more durable and flexible folding screens, as well as better system and app integration, making foldable smartphones more practical and user-friendly.
Another area that may see advancements in 2023 is the cost of foldable display phones. Currently, foldable smartphones are relatively expensive, which limits their appeal to mainstream consumers. Manufacturers are likely to continue to work on reducing the cost of foldable display technology, making it more accessible to a wider range of consumers. This will likely be achieved through economies of scale and advancements in production techniques, as well as a reduction of the cost of the materials used to produce foldable displays.