The most used tools by technology users are smartphones, intelligent phones that are able to recognize daily activities, such as; calling our mother, setting an alarm for the next morning, supplying useful words while you’re writing a text message, or even how much time did you jog, providing statistics of the rest of the days. These activities are detected and reviewed by a smartphone, providing answers, upgrades, and showing figures and statistics for a management. Smartphones are increasing their monetary cost day by day just as their characteristics. Nonetheless, they’re worth it because not all of them are the same.
The first well known mobile as a Smartphone (intelligent phone) was the IBM SIMON. However, we already know that Apple, presenting its first iPhone, showed phone characteristics described as the most advanced technology based on the current. When Steve Jobs presented it, everything about smartphones changed. Currently, after the launch of the first smartphones; Apple is having the second operative system most used. And iPhone is one of the smartphones most purchased at a global level, in competition with Samsung, LG, Google, among others. The launch of this smartphone changed the perspective of many manufacturers that nowadays are their competitors.
Nanotechnology in smartphones
Technology advances allow the creation of new patents for users and companies that want to develop the most advanced technology. Nanotechnology consists in designing and manipulation of technology on an atomic and molecular scale. Nanotechnology has been seen in many TV shows, science fiction, and detective movies, among others that aren’t still developed; but, they were the principal idea for major projects that nowadays if they’re not being produced, is because other people already developed them. One of the nanotechnology big projects was the creation of system prototypes to generate electricity while we’re walking or practicing any sport.
- GlobalFoundries is officially working in a FinFET technology processor of 7 nanometers offering 30% more power in comparison to current processors of 14 and 16 nanometers.
- StoreDot (star-up) presented in a Microsoft lecture, “Think next.” A prototype that enables the charge of a smartphone battery in just a few seconds with nanotechnology
- Holograms would stop being a prototype. In Barcelona was presented a project where nanostructures created networking between them, and a LCD screen for a hologram sight.
The next smartphone expected designs, according to the current technology, are totally futuristic. Nowadays, there are flexible screens and smartphones getting thinner and thinner, but they still maintain a hardware power that makes them unique. Not just smartphones are getting smaller; we can see devices, day after day, upgrading their designs adjusting to the major user comfort. And an endorsement provided by the company to let the users express their opinions.
Today, devices are getting smaller and smaller; a good example of this is earphones fitting in our ears with Bluetooth connection to our smartphone or Bluetooth device for listening to music. Certainly, it is a great patent that it has been coming to replace the uncomfortable earphone cables; however, they bring the worrying of battery lives. These future smartphone designs can be very small, thin, and even totally flexible, thanks to materials, such as, graphene. According to the future technology development; we would have, in accordance to the user necessities, something new and different to show to the world.
Future basis: graphene and silicene
Smartphones are made of many materials depending on the manufacturer, such as; plastic, to save even metal. Some millionaires, to waste their money, are paying to some manufacturers the invention of a special edition made of gold, diamond or a combination of both. Graphene is considered just as a future smartphone material. Now that the testing has been made; flexible screens, batteries with a major capacity, smaller and efficient processors or even smartphones totally made with graphene would help in the development of a different and futuristic smartphone perspective. Nevertheless, graphene is also considered as a harmful environmental material, that’s why is still being taken into account the development of major devices by the same consequence.
A great alternative with large possibilities in the market and development of new patents is silicene, but it isn’t better than graphene according to researches. Silicene is a material with characteristics very similar to graphene, but with a major production cost, because it isn’t founded as a raw material and it must go through a laboratory to process it. This increase the production cost and what it may be silicene smartphones. For now, silicene hasn’t had so much support as graphene to endorse new technologies and create patents; It would be a great alternative if it’s decided not to work with graphene.