Motorola is looking to manufacture smartphones with screens that can be fixed automatically. This is clear from a patent that has been presented by the company, which describes a new technology for the screens of mobile phones to repair itself.
Materials used in manufacturing smartphones have evolved rapidly and improved so much. However, the screen continues to be one of the most fragile components that suffer the most from the impacts and it breaks more frequently: just a fall from a couple of meters is enough to crack the display.
It’s going to take a while before we see these kinds of devices available for purchase.
The patent presented by Motorola shows a system that allows the screen of a smartphone to repair itself. The company used a shape-memory polymer material that has the ability to fix cracks or deformations it experiences when heat is applied. This compound would be used to cover the glass panel of the mobile, which would become a self-repairing screen.
The phone will be programmed to detect scratches on the screen, cracks, deformation or abnormality of the screen.
Once the problem is detected, you will get an alert that will warn you of what happened, giving you the option to start the repair. In addition, you can also manually indicate to the system the damages that it finds in the glass.
This will be made possible by a system that applies heat to the screen from inside the smartphone, activating the shape memory properties of the protective film of the glass.
According to the patent text, this technology is also not magic, so the final result after the repair is not perfect, but would be useful for minor flaws. The only way to see the effectiveness of the system is when Motorola decides to develop the prototype of the patent.
So what do you think?
Tecno Phantom 9 is on its way
Just in case you still haven’t heard, Tecno Mobile posted a teaser of their next addition to the phantom series. This was posted on their Facebook page about last week Tuesday.
The phantom series is considered to be Tecno’s top innovations, their flagship lineup. Always incorporated with the best hardware & features from the Chinese company. The phantom 9 seems to be following the same sequence.
From the teaser, we supposedly got a few hints (not sure if this is the right word) of what to expect before it is finally revealed. And it has a couple of impressive specs I’d say.
Here are the following specifications from the teaser;
• 6.4 inch Full view AMOLED display
• Android 9 – the latest android version
• In-display Fingerprint sensor
• 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
• AI triple camera with dual front flashlight
• 3500mAh battery
I think Tecno needs to be reminded of what a teaser mean, because at this point, you’ll have to wonder how this is a teaser. Permit me to called it a spoiler instead.
What else do they have in store? They literally listed every spec we care about in a smartphone today. Well, only time will tell.
iPhone 11 – Is there anything left to announce?
It is still months before Apple unveil their next iPhone, but that has not done enough to avert the ton of leaks online.
The release for the iPhone 11 is set for September this year. Apart from the aesthetics and designs, not much is known about its specifications.
Although there have also been rumors of the iPhone 11 spec sheet, history has severally proven those type of speculations to be unreliable.
Here are the leaked photos. What do you think?