It’s no exaggeration to say that smartphones have become an utmost necessity in this day and age. By 2023, an estimated 7 billion people worldwide are set to experience the unprecedented convenience offered by smart mobile devices and mobile networks. After several decades of continuous development and improvement, today’s smartphones offer computing performance, camera technology, battery life, charging, and communications features that would have been unthinkable in the not-so-distant past.
Among these features, network connectivity is typically one of the top concerns for smartphone users. Having developed at an incredibly rapid pace too, mobile networks today cover most urban environments on this planet, enabling billions of people to connect online anytime, anywhere without interruptions. But despite the scale and sophistication of today’s mobile networks, there are still some occasions when connectivity can be suboptimal, often due to factors like poor phone performance or local network infrastructure. This can be of critical importance in times of emergency, when poor network connectivity could result in fatal delays. In such situations, the need for good connectivity becomes all too clear.
Why do phone signals differ from one device to another?
Mobile communication is a complex process involving multiple components like baseband chips, antennas, and more. When we send a message via WhatsApp, the baseband chip converts the message into an electrical signal, which is then transmitted to the nearest base station through the phone’s antenna using radio waves. Upon receiving the signal, the base station forwards it to the nearest base station to the receiver, which subsequently relays the message to the recipient’s phone. The recipient’s phone then converts the electrical signal back into text, allowing our friend to read the message.
This of course is a highly simplified version of events. In reality, the radio waves sent by the phones and base stations will encounter a large number of obstacles on their journey, undergoing various forms of refraction, reflection, and diffraction that ultimately cause the signal strength to weaken before it reaches its destination. Walking into an elevator or an underground pass will block most routes for the radio waves to travel, and crowded places — where hundreds or even thousands of similar signals are flying around at the same time — can cause interference. Even holding a phone horizontally when playing games or watching videos can block the phone’s antenna. Together, these everyday situations have a large impact on signal strength, leading to stuttering phone calls, forever-loading web pages, and even full disconnection.
No two phone models are built the same, and signal performance can vary dramatically between different smartphones depending on their specific hardware and the user scenario in question. Excellent hardware no doubt forms the foundation for smooth network connectivity, but it is the effective use of software and signal processing algorithms that ensure this hardware remains effective in a variety of different situations.
Stable connectivity is only possible on flagship smartphones, right?
Despite being such an essential feature, not every smartphone is able to provide consistently good network connectivity. Given their high level of sophistication, certain technologies designed to improve connectivity are only available on high-end flagship models. However, with entry-level and mid-range smartphone users accounting for a higher proportion of users than those with high-end smartphones, it seems only fair that these users also have access to the same level of smooth connectivity.
Following extensive research into real user experiences, Infinix has developed Ultra Powerful Signal (UPS) — a new technology that makes its debut on the latest NOTE 30 series. Through innovative software design and algorithmic optimizations, UPS improves connectivity in everyday scenarios such as underground environments, elevators, and suburban locations, bringing users flagship-level connectivity on a mid-range device.
Enjoy a more stable connection with Infinix UPS
The UPS technology featured on the NOTE 30 series has been developed in-house by Infinix based on an in-depth analysis of user scenarios. By providing algorithmic tuning for specific scenarios, UPS improves connectivity in a wide range of everyday situations.
UPS technology introduces a HyperSignal tuning algorithm to improve connectivity in elevators, basements, and other environments in which weak signal and unstable connections can be commonplace. In enclosed spaces such as elevators, HyperSignal can help to quickly switch the phone back to 4G network from 2G and 3G and restore network status from weak to strong. This leads to a 32% reduction in the time needed to establish a network connection and improves mobile data throughput by 30%. Additionally, for scenarios in which latency can have a big impact on the user experience — think TikTok and MOBA games —UPS’s smart acceleration function can concentrate all network resources on the application that is active in the foreground. This ensures that, even with limited bandwidth, users can enjoy their current application without interruptions, including streaming uninterrupted video in an area with just 1-2 bars of signal.
Innovations built on user insights
Infinix is dedicated to creating in-house innovations based on real user experiences as young users demand more from their smartphone interactions. The NOTE 30 series introduces UPS technology, providing unmatched network connectivity and enabling users to enjoy a flagship-level smartphone experience on a mid-range device. Infinix, fueled by their slogan Gaming Beyond Limits, aims to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience for users by forging an unbreakable connection with UPS technology that unleashes boundless gaming possibilities.
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