Compact smartphones are a term that is slowly but surely disappearing from the common terminology of technology enthusiasts. Today's smartphones start mostly at 6 ″, which may not be to everyone's taste.
Redmi CEO Lu Weibing also commented on this topic. In an interview with the portal Android Authority stated the reasons why it is complicated to produce a compact smartphone today, but did not exclude their production in the future.
The main problem is the battery
More than one user longs for compact smartphones that can be operated with one hand. At the beginning, Lu said that he is aware of the great interest in smaller phones, but their production is battery-intensive.
Redmi primarily focuses on middle and lower class phones. Although in many cases the hardware matched the price category, one thing could not be denied. Each of these smartphones has fantastic endurance thanks to a large battery and great optimization.
The larger the body, the more space for a larger battery. The smaller the body, the less battery space. This is one of the main problems in the production of small smartphones. Power consumption increases with more demanding hardware, and larger photo sensors and other parts of the hardware also take up more space in the smartphone body.
Even if we could somehow be able to implement a larger battery in the device, we would also need more charging power. An example is 6000 mAh battery that we would be charging at 10 watts they didn't charge in two hours.
This ailment can also be seen with the recently introduced iPhone 12 Mini. The smartphone as such is definitely an excellent device, but the tax on its size is a one-day endurance. For some it may not be a big problem, for others it is a major shortcoming.
However, Lu Weibing does not completely reject the concept of compact smartphones. Therefore, in order for these smartphones to be manufactured and their one-time endurance to remain solid, a revolution in charging and battery material would be needed.
And how about you? How do you perceive the whole situation? Would you welcome the return of compact Android smartphones at the expense of a smaller battery or do the large panels suit you? Feel free to write your opinions and observations to us in the discussion below the article.
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