Smartphone technology advances
A smartphone is an amazing product that has evolved from a single-function communication tool to an all-in-one digital product that combines the functions of a phone, camera, music player, and game console. We can hardly find a second electronic product that can be compared with the smartphone.
In the development of smartphones, the performance of processors, screens, imaging systems, fast charging, etc. has been significantly improved, and more and more black technologies have been added to mobile phones. The current flagship mobile phones are really powerful.
But do you feel that last year’s mobile phone only had a significant improvement in the image, and other performances can only be said to be regular upgrades. So, when the time comes to 2023, in what ways can this phone be improved? Let’s discuss smartphone technology advancements in 2023:
Another breakthrough in 1-inch camera sensor
In 2022, all major mobile phone manufacturers are focusing on mobile phone imaging. The most representative may be Xiaomi 12S Ultra. The combination of a one-inch outsole and a periscope telephoto can be said to be the benchmark.
In 2023, it is believed that more manufacturers will launch mobile phones with 1-inch outsole + periscope telephoto lens. Of course, mobile phone images are not just a pile of hardware, software optimization and adjustment will be more important. This depends on the understanding and achievements of major mobile phone imaging manufacturers.
Xiaomi has started to re-polish the Sony IMX989 with new optics. And some manufacturers make the 1-inch sensor more rigid. The industry chain will be able to ship 2G+6P glass and plastic lenses next year, and there may even be a combination of 1-inch main camera+2G+6P+variable aperture on the new machine. Glass + plastic variable aperture structure 1-inch main camera miniaturization design is not a dream.
For reference, Huawei Mate 50 Pro has added a variable aperture, which has significantly improved the ability of the dynamic image optical system. In the automatic mode, it has four intelligent apertures, which can intelligently match the aperture size according to different scenes. The adjustable physical aperture can adjust the depth of field and the degree of bokeh at will.
fast charging technology
Although 120W fast charging is more than enough, manufacturers are still developing further upgrades. Recently we have ushered in 150W, 165W, and even 210W fast charging.
Next up is Realme’s 240W fast charging solution, which will launch with the GT Neo5 next month. This realme 240W flash charge will reach the highest power of the Type-C 3.1 protocol at this stage, which is a major technological breakthrough for mobile phones.
OPPO MariSilicon Y commercial debut
The MariSilicon Y audio-specific chipset is a new technology that is expected to debut with the OPPO Find X6 series of smartphones in 2023. This chip is OPPO’s second self-developed chip after the successful launch of MariSilicon X, which improves OPPO’s camera quality to a new level. The MariSilicon Y chip is designed to improve audio quality and promises to deliver several new features and capabilities.
One of the key features of the MariSilicon Y chip is its ultra-high-speed Bluetooth solution, whose integration enables a transfer rate that is 400% faster than conventional Bluetooth. In addition, the chip also includes OPPO’s custom-developed URLC lossless encoding with leading performance, which realizes 192KHz/24bit lossless audio wireless transmission for the first time.
This means users will be able to enjoy high-quality, lossless audio wirelessly without any loss of quality. The MariSilicon Y chip is also expected to boost the overall audio performance of the Find X6 series, making it an ideal device for music lovers and audiophiles.
It was previously reported that the iPhone 15 will use the A17 chip, and the A17 chip will be manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm process. Samsung also announced mass 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%, improve performance by 10% to 15%, and increase transistor density by about 70%. It can be seen from TSMC’s 3nm process that it mainly focuses on reducing the energy consumption of mobile phones and improving the battery life and performance of mobile phones.
TSMC continues to improve the 3nm process technology. It is believed that the two chip giants, Qualcomm and MediaTek, will also join the era of using the 3nm process. At that time, the chips of mobile phones can usher in another upgrade.
Foldable display technology is another area likely to see progress in 2023. In recent years, we’ve seen foldable smartphones from several manufacturers including Samsung and Huawei. However, these devices face challenges such as durability issues and lack of optimized application and system adaptation. As manufacturers continue to improve foldable display technology, we may see more durable and flexible folding screens, as well as better system and application integration, making foldable smartphones more practical and user-friendly.
Another area that could see progress in 2023 is the cost of phones with foldable displays. Currently, foldable smartphones are relatively expensive, which limits their appeal to mainstream consumers. Manufacturers will likely 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 advances in production technology, as well as reducing the cost of materials used to produce foldable displays.