Smartphones are among some of the most advanced as well as the most complicated gadgets in the world right now. This is because the technology keeps evolving, and thus, requires sophisticated changes to the hardware. A classic example of how these phones have changed is through the screen and battery. In old cell phones, the battery was bulky, and the screen was pixelated, but today we have non-removable batteries which are small and screens that have remarkable qualities. With all this in mind, it is fascinating to find out what makes these gadgets tick, as well as discover all the nuts and bolts which go in to make smartphones.
The Equipment Needed
For a smartphone to considered useful in the competitive market, it has to have a good display. Materials such as aluminium oxide and silicon dioxide are used to make sturdy glass, and indium tin oxide is added so that the screen can be responsive when touched.
- System on a chip/ SOC
This is the brain of a phone, and it determines how exceptional or mediocre the smartphone is going to be. The SOC is made up of the display processor, the CPU, the GPU, as well as the video processor. There are lots of small components which fit into this. Most parts which form the circuitry are made from gold, copper and silver because they are high conductors of electricity.
The average human relies on their smartphone for day to day use, such as GPS, calculator, camera, music, and staying connected with the world. It is therefore essential that the battery functions well and has enough power to last the whole day. In the past, nickel-based batteries were used. Nowadays, lithium-ion batteries are fitted into smartphones, because they retain power better for longer, thus ensuring the smartphone can complete a whole day on a single charge.