Gizmodo has a very interesting new article about the future of cell phones and the ever-growing technologies associated with them.
In speaking to Imagination Technologies, who created the PowerVR chip that makes your iPhones and Droids as pretty and as popular as they are, it was revealed that in about three years, we could have the capabilities to run PlayStation 3 level graphics on our phones. As with anything involving such a constantly-growing industry, companies are always working with new products, technologies, and prototypes that take time to evolve, which explains the estimated wait.
Imagination claims that we’ll see PS3 graphics in a few years because that’s what they’ve designed and are working on at this very moment. All that needs to be done now is to perfect the technology and what it is capable of doing, and then get phone companies to get it in their products.
Because I’m not very knowledgeable in the realms of tech stuffs, here is exactly how Gizmodo describes the possibilities. If I attempted to explain this in my own words, you’d likely start crying.
The whole thing takes three years. But in three years, says Imagination, you’re going to have a PS3 in your pocket. And that’s not just running at the 480×340 resolution that most phones have now, that’s PS3-esque graphics on 720p output via HDMI to a TV. Hell, some phones in three years will have a 720p display native.
Click the image above to get just a small idea of what you can expect in terms of graphics in the next year, and be sure to head over to the link above to see a couple more images from a demonstration that Imagination put on.