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IN Science & Technology ON 29 Oct, 2016
We all own a mobile phone, and most of us have smartphones, though. After all, they are the core needs of our daily routine. But, beyond just playing games, messaging, calling, and listening music, have you thought about the design of the smartphones?
Why are they like brick shaped mini-tablets and not circular in shape?
Well, here is the answer. And guess what? There's not just a science, but, maths involved behind it.
Well, earliest cell phone naturally fell into rectangular shape because of the way keypad, display, microphone, antenna, and the speaker had to be positioned.
Everyone wants to see anything as much as possible regarding perception, especially when it comes to entertainment.
And, viewing from the rectangular medium, we get the maximum impression. How? Just scroll down.
We human can view the things comfortably according to the aspect ratio, and the standard one is 16:9. I guess, now you are getting little by little!
If you see the symmetry of the alphabets or characters, they appear much more elegant on the rectangular screen than on the other.
And thus, the square pixels easily tessellate to fill a rectangle. Other shapes would have either wasted space where there were no pixels or very oddly shaped pixels on the edges.
As it seems, circular screens may not be utilized 100%, and most of it will go out of the frame.
We all are aware of the mathematical term "perimeter" (a path that surrounds a two-dimensional shape).
Mathematically, the perimeter of the rectangle is greater than a circle or a triangle.
Rectangle-> 2(length+breadth) || Circle-> 2*pie*radius
Which means, rectangle acquires much more space than a circle. Now you got the thing!
Yes, of course, the rectangular design is very pocketable and comfortable to hold. Imagine the round piece, (say CD) to hold and to presume to type. Quite a fuzzy, no?
Thanks to the actors behind the edges of the screens!
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