Confirmed: The S6 Built with New Antenna Technology
The S6 will not be available until next week, but a lot of rumors have already been established. One of which is about the new antenna technology that will be seen with Samsung’s flagship phone of 2015. Learning from the mistakes of Apple’s iPhone 4, the Korean company altered the S6’s antenna to suit its premium metallic design. What antenna technology will the new smartphone sport? Find out!
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 has switched its antenna type from the Laser Direct Structuring to FPCB to ensure better signal reception. FPCB allows for maximum antenna exposure and solves loss in signal quality, an issue that plagued the iPhone 4 in 2010. This problem is apparently associated with the metal casing. Since the S6 will have an entirely aluminum frame and glass cover, Samsung made sure that the signal will not be affected by the metal parts.
What is Flexible PCB (FPCB)?
Flexible Printed Circuit Board or FPCB is an advanced antenna technology, designed by Molex - the world’s leading supplier of connectors and interconnect components. It is a cost-efficient solution that can be integrated with speakers, switches, LEDs and many more through the process of reflow and assembly. Moreover, it allows 2.5D design freedom and combines with cosmetic coatings and in-metal pieces.
This new antenna technology is low cost. It adds functionality to the S6 as it is compatible with flash LEDs and speakers. It has an air gap underneath to cater for the acoustic design. FPCB has 100% fully-tested radio frequency and audio. It also features ultrasonic and laser plastic welding for complex assemblies and air-tight speaker acoustics. Moreover, it has a cosmetic finish that improves the appearance of the S6.
FPCB is used in various technological devices, including automotive, laptops, tablets, and navigation devices. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will also be sporting this remarkable antenna technology. As the device becomes available, users will find out if the S6’s metallic design will not decrease or obliterate signal reception.
What is LDS?
What is LDS and what made Samsung switch to FPCB? LDS or Laser Direct Structuring Technology is also an antenna tech designed by Molex. It offers flexibility and geometric 3D design freedom in making antennas that only allow 2.5D design of the radiator. Through its 3D laser system, it allows transfer of antenna design from CAD data directly to the device or onto a molded antenna carrier.
So, why did Samsung made the exchange? The LDS technology is also low cost. It has a high degree of design and flexibility as well. However, only copper, immersion gold plating, PC/ABS, LP resins and nickel are usable with LDS. Unlike the FPCB, it does not support aluminum of which the Samsung S6 is built. In a word, it would cause problems with the signal and repeat the antennagate issue.
Many rumors are circling around the Samsung Galaxy S6, but one thing is clear now. The rival of the iPhone 6 will come in metal casing with an advanced Flex PCB antenna technology to promote better signal quality.
Boost your Signal Further with Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy S6 Car Cradle
Are you still skeptical about Samsung S6’s signal reception? You do not have to worry anymore! To further boost your mobile phone’s signal, Strike Alpha offers the Samsung Galaxy S6 Car Cradle. This device has an internal passive antenna that improves your signal once connected with a reputable external antenna.
Strike Alpha Samsung Galaxy S6 Car Cradle is designed to hold and secure your Smartphone while you are driving. You can charge it whilst driving too by connecting it to your car’s electronics. It can be fully integrated with other devices as well, including Bluetooth car kits and entertainment units. In addition, it includes a swivel mount. Note: This product requires the help of a professional to successfully install it in your car.
With the Samsung Galaxy S6 Car Cradle, you do not have to worry about running out of battery when you are travelling and getting poor reception. You can use your favorite applications wherever you are and continue connecting with your loved ones. The cradle comes with a FME male connector so you can connect it with an external antenna. You can also boost your mobile signal further with Strike Antennas.
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