Big smartphones have their advantages. Biger and biger displays make it easier for us to use smartphones to browse the Internet, watch movies and play games. However, they are bulky. The head of OnePlus knows that people want smaller smartphones, but they can not give it to them. Why? The blame is burdened by inefficient batteries.
Many people would give a lot for modern and small smartphone. A good example here is the iPhone SE, which has been an unexpected sales hit. That’s why the iPhone SE 2 rumours aroused much excitement. Unfortunately, Apple did not take up the challenge, and they did not design another smartphone with a smaller screen. General Manager of OnePlus, Pete Lau, also noticed this niche. However, in the interview given to PC Mag he admitted that his company can not meet the requirements of clients. A smaller smartphone would force the use of a small capacity battery, what would translate into a short working lifetime. Is it really like this? In the end, there are small Android smartphones on the market that can withstand quite a decent amount of time on a single battery charge.
OnePlus is looking for a compromise between size and battery capacity
Let’s start with the fact that the display is one of the elements that has a key impact on battery duration. It would seem that a smaller screen, which consumes less electricity, should compensate for a less capacious battery. However, we also have to remember that every year show more and more efficient chipsets that consume more energy. That’s why smartphone manufacturers are looking for different ways to install larger batteries. One of the more popular solutions is to remove the minijack connector. Not everyone likes it, but that’s the truth. It is thanks to this that the OnePlus 6T has a bigger battery than the OnePlus 6 and has a longer working time.
Pete Lau is waiting for a revolution in the battery market. Without this, we will not get out of the paradox, which involves the use of larger displays that need larger batteries to be able to supply them. In addition, smartphone manufacturers have to take into account the increase in demand for electricity through the systems responsible for communication. 5G is approaching. We do not know yet how and if so, new technology will make smartphones’ batteries run out faster than they are today.
Source: PC Mag