Although the whole world is currently fighting the pandemic, technological development is going on.
Here are some innovations that the customers already benefit from or might in the future.
A hot product that will enrich the smartphone market is the Motorola Edge+, which is a flagship equipped with a top processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the display has 6.7 inches and 21: 9 ratio. Other features include the Edge Touch, which brings new ways to interact with the device. The smartphone also supports 5G networks, other advantages include 12 GB DDR5 RAM, or the most powerful and loudest stereo speakers. High quality in picture-taking comes with the main camera with 108 MP resolution, Quad Pixel technology, and a sensor with four times the sensitivity to light. Besides you can get an 8 MP telephoto lens with optical zoom and a 16 MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The video is in 4K format, with the option of 6K video and double optical image stabilization. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh.
Samsung is intensively being involved in the development of photosensors; last year it was 108 MP sensor. The newest goal is to present a 600 MP photosensor, which means that it will be a sensor with a higher resolution than the human eye (equivalent to about 576 MP). It will take some time for the final product to arrive, but we should add that it will need a sufficiently powerful processor and memory. If we stick to the present, the arrival of a 150 MP photosensor is planned for this year.
Top Mirrorless Camera
The new Canon EOS R5 will meet the requirements of the most demanding production environment. It is a full-format device with the revolutionary EOS R system. The device will meet demanding film requirements, providing internal 8K RAW recording at 29.97 frames/s. Also, it provides features that have much more expensive high-end cameras and video recording that no other mirrorless camera has. In addition to top photographic parameters, the EOS R5 further offers exceptionally high-quality recording in 8K resolution. Among other things, it has Dual Pixel AF in all video recording modes, 5-axis optical image stabilization, two memory card slots, 12 fps when using the mechanical shutter, and 20 fps with the electronic shutter, or automatic image file transfer from the camera to the cloud platform image.canon.
The most important part of an electric car is a rechargeable battery. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden are coming up with a new technology that uses natural materials instead of metal parts. The active part is quinones, which are organic carbon compounds formed during photosynthesis. During charging and discharging, they absorb or emit hydrogen ions – protons. An acidic aqueous solution is used as the electrolyte, which transports ions. So this battery is ecological and eliminates the risk of explosions or fire. An excellent feature is that the battery charges in a few seconds and keeps its capacity after 500 times charging, even at low temperatures. Let’s see how the product evolves.
Text: Peter Stano, photo: Motorola, Samsung, Canon