There is only so far we can go as far as having increasingly thinner smartphones with long battery life. These are the noises eminating from Qualcomm's John Stefenac. Stefenac believes that there is an enormous amount of pressure for being put on smartphone manufacturers to deliver cool, sexy, ultra-thin devices that have a long battery life.
The Qualcomm chief says that new technology is needed for us to attain our dreams for thin batteries that manage to last without a charge for days.
"The demands we put on these devices is extraordinary. We have all these devices, but now we're carrying around battery packs. If we compromised a little bit maybe we could get a little thicker and get a little more battery out of it."
Stefenac did not mention where the actual paradigm shift in terms of batteries needs to go, but he did mention that network providers have a huge role to play in terms of preserving the battery life of our smartphones. He says that the manner in which the networks have been optimized have smartphones pinging between different base stations.
The Qualcomm supremo has said that his company has saved up to 30% battery life on smartphone devices just by working with mobile operators to change a couple of parameters on their networks and also opitmize them.
Stefenac also added the a good part of the public doesn't really know whether their device is connected to Wi-Fi, LTE or 3G. All they want to know is whether they are connected or not and this is something that networks will have to work on to optimize battery life for smartphone users.
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