Motorola is apparently working on a new smartphone technology that will fix cracks on the display on its own. As per a filing a US Patent application, Motorola Mobility is looking at developing a technology which will identify cracked areas of the display and will apply heat to the damaged area to repair the damaged area. The application hints at a material known as “shape memory polymer”. The material could be applied over the LCD or LED display.
The abstract of the patent reads, “An electronic device includes a fascia manufactured from a shape memory polymer. One or more thermal elements can be disposed adjacent to the fascia or integrated into the fascia. One or more processors can be operable with the one or more thermal elements to detect deformation along at least a portion of the fascia and cause the one or more thermal elements to selectively apply heat to the shape memory polymer along at least a portion of the fascia to reserve at least some of the deformation.”
The company has not made any official announcement regarding the technology and it remains to be seen whether Motorola actually builds a smartphone that will self-heal a cracked displays.
In another news, Motorola is gearing up to launch the Moto X4 soon. The upcoming Motorola Moto X4 will reportedly offer a metal and 3D glass smart camera which will be powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). While very little is known about the AI, but the Moto X4 will reportedly house a combination of 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors at the back. On the hardware front, the smartphone will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.2GHz along with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with support for micro SD card. There will be a 16-megapixel front camera for selfies as well.