Overcoming the RF Challenges of Full-Screen Smartphones

Smartphone makers continuously aim to design and build next-generation handsets that deliver a compelling user experience. This means creating devices that not only have an attractive form factor, but also provide high-performance connectivity. However, sometimes these two goals conflict: next-generation form factors make it harder to achieve the required RF signal quality, potentially compromising smartphone connectivity and data rates. The challenge for RF engineers is to enable the next-generation handset design without sacrificing RF performance.