Researchers in Finland have developed a new smartphone antenna that could boost your phone’s signal and battery life. The team is working with Huawei to test commercial feasibility.
This New Antenna Could Boost Your Phone’s Signal And Battery Life
We all know that our smartphones are packed up with the variety of antennas which performs various different tasks like we have antennas for Wifi and Bluetooth, another for GPS, and another for cellular. This is what made researchers at Aalto University in Finland set out and find a solution to extend battery life as well as boosting your signal.
Researchers in Finland have developed a revolutionary antenna technology that not only boosts your phone’s signal it can also extend the phone’s battery life too. The revolutionary antenna technology can do it all while taking up less space than what’s currently in your handset.
As mentioned by BGR “Researchers approach is to create an antenna that is made up of many smaller components that could adjust itself on the fly to capture whatever frequency it needs to. So, for example, when you and your smartphone leave your home’s Wi-Fi signal, that same antenna could digitally reconfigure itself to capture GPS instead.”
Jari-Matti Hannula, a doctoral candidate at Aalto explained “In this way, many smartphone applications like GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi will no longer need their own antennas”.
“Instead, all of the phone’s data transfer can take place through one digitally controlled antenna. This, in turn, makes phone design easier and enables a larger screen size relative to phone size as the antenna does not require so much space”
Researchers are right now working with Huawei to test commercial feasibility. However, as we have mentioned earlier this technology will take up less space so we could assume that the process to create this type of adaptable component will like take years. However, this is still in a conceptual state.
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