Losing Money to Be a Tycoon - Chapter 862
Chapter 862: Gaming Shoulder Keys Phone
Chang You quickly gathered the core employees of the design department for a meeting after sending Boss Pei off.
The new cell phone was the most important thing for Otto Technologies to develop. Whether they could continue the success of Otto E1 would depend on the design this time. They dare not neglect it.
Everyone arrived in the conference room in no time.
Chang You looked around at everyone. These core employees were obviously filled with enthusiasm.
They had received many year-end bonuses after all. They had already rested for a long time during the Chinese New Year holiday. Everyone was rubbing their hands together, wanting to make a name for themselves.
“First, I have good news for everyone. We are finally going to make a new cell phone!”
Everyone looked excited and expectant.
“However…” Chang You changed the topic.” Boss Pei made some requests for the new cell phone. ”
Everyone nodded, taking it for granted.
After all, the success of Otto E1 previously could not be without Boss Pei’s guidance. Everyone felt more at ease now that Boss Pei had made a request.
Chang You said, “Boss Pei wants us to use the full screen display with a pop up camera and use as many new technologies as possible in the supply chain. What’s more… the location of the pop up camera will be rather special…”
Chang You briefly explained Boss Pei’s request, and emphasized the location of the camera.
Everyone exchanged confused looks.
Many cell phone manufacturers were using full screen displays with pop up cameras. However, the pop up camera of all the models that were still being developed were at the top.
What did it mean to be on the top left of the horizontal border?
Chang You’s expression was serious. “Therefore, the main purpose of today’s meeting is to analyze Boss Pei’s intentions and determine the design plan for the new cell phone.”
“At the moment, Boss Pei has been vague about some of the details of this cell phone. He has only repeatedly emphasized the location of the pop up camera. I think this should be the main point.”
“Little Jiang, you’re in charge of the design. Tell me your opinion first.”
Little Jiang came with his laptop. He had already quickly drawn a simple picture in the software.
He frowned slightly and said, “First of all, the shape of the camera is more unique and recognizable than the cell phones with cameras that pop up from the top.”
“Users usually hold the bottom half of their phones when they use their phones. The position of this camera will not be blocked by their hands. What’s more, most people use their right hand when taking selfies. The angle of the selfies is also very suitable. There won’t be a situation where the camera is placed below and takes a picture of their nostrils. Whether it’s held horizontally or vertically, the photos taken should be better looking…”
“On top of that, the camera module on the back would definitely be in the middle of this position. The back would also look more beautiful.”
“However, these reasons are not very sufficient. Boss Pei must have had some very important considerations since he specifically emphasized that the pop up camera was to be placed in this position.”
Little Jiang said a few points from the camera itself, but it was obvious that these reasons were not sufficient.
He looked at Chang You. “Boss Chang, did Boss Pei say anything else about the camera?”
Chang You thought hard about what Boss Pei had said before.
All of a sudden, he recalled a detail that he had neglected previously. “That’s right! I hinted to Boss Pei previously that it would be strange to place it in this position. Do you want to be symmetrical? In other words, to place the camera in the center.”
“In the end, Boss Pei misunderstood. He actually said that he could add a camera in the upper right or lower left corner and make it look symmetrical! However, this plan is too ridiculous, so Boss Pei must be joking.”
Little Jiang frowned slightly. “Top right or bottom left…”
He quickly operated the laptop and added a pop-up camera above the long right side of the cell phone and below the long left side to see the effect.
“After adding it to the upper right corner, the entire cell phone became T-shaped. I can’t see anything special about it.”
“If you add it to the bottom left corner… Eh, Boss Chang, look at these two pop-up cameras. Do they look like two shoulder keys?”
Chang You looked at Little Jiang’s computer screen and saw that there was a square-shaped protrusion on the top and bottom of the long left side on the prototype of the cell phone. If he looked at the cell phone horizontally, it was exactly like two shoulder keys.
The design of the shoulder key was a standard design on the handle of the controller used for mainframes.
According to the standard usage method of the controller, the shoulder key and trigger key were pressed by the index finger of both hands. In racing games, it was usually the accelerator and the brake. In shooting games, it was usually to aim and shoot. It was a very important key.
Chang You suddenly had an idea. “Could it be that Boss Pei is hinting for us to make two triggers to develop a mobile game cell phone?”
“You mean to combine the pop up camera and the trigger key?”
“That’s not right. He sounded like he was joking when he said that. What’s more, he did not emphasize that we have to make two pop-up cameras.”
“What’s more, no matter what, making two pop-up cameras is meaningless.”
Little Jiang said, “Boss Chang, this is obviously a hint from Boss Pei!”
“The mechanical structure takes up too much space. One camera is enough. It would be meaningless to make two. However, the reason why Boss Pei mentioned this is obviously because he wants to create such a ‘symmetrical design’!”
“Boss Chang, do you think this design will work? The pop up camera will still be on the top of the long side. At the same time, we’ll make it into the right trigger. At the bottom of the long side, we’ll make a left trigger key.”
“This pop-up camera would only pop up in a few scenarios such as selfies and video conversations. In other scenarios, it would shrink back and only protrude a little. It would exist as a trigger button that could be pressed.”
“The left trigger will not be a pop-up camera. It feels the same as the right trigger button. It is wider than the other physical buttons and is protruding. You can press it. The rebound is strong and the buttons are longer. It can give players the best gaming experience.”
Chang You nodded in realization. “In other words, this cell phone is a game cell phone with two physical trigger buttons?”
Little Jiang nodded. “That’s right. What’s more, many points would be strung together if you did that!”
“Our cell phones have to use the flagship microchips and piles of materials to the extreme. The battery capacity is also much larger than ordinary cell phones. It would be a serious waste to use such good performance to surf the web and chat. We definitely have to use it to play games.”
The others in the conference room were inspired and began to speak freely.
“That’s right! The key problem with a popup camera is that the quality of the camera will not be particularly high, and male users who like to play games do not particularly care about this. This means that the proposal for a pop up camera is more suitable for gaming cell phones.”
“That’s right. The cell phone’s screen will definitely change from the traditional 16:9 to 19:9 or 19.5:9 since we’re using a Full Screen Display technology. That means the entire screen will become wider. For horizontal screen players, the view will be wider. This is also an advantage from traditional cell phones.”
“I think there’s another key point. What is Tengda’s core business? It’s a game!”
“When the time comes, we can link up with Tengda Games or Shang Yang Games to develop a racing or shooting mobile game. For example, the mobile version of The Lonely Desert Road or Ocean Stronghold. Then, we can make a special optimization for our cell phones… Wouldn’t that show our advantage?”
Chang You nodded repeatedly.
No wonder Boss Pei placed the pop up camera in this position. It was to remind us to make two shoulder keys!
The pop-up camera had a mechanical structure to begin with. Using this mechanical structure to make a physical shoulder key that was specially used for games could be considered as making the best use of it. It was more worth it than other cell phones that made pop-up cameras.
As for the left shoulder key, it did not have to be as big as the pop-up camera even though it also had a mechanical structure. Thus, it would not take up too much space. It was completely acceptable.
The flagship chip, coupled with the full screen display and other details, would definitely significantly improve the players’ gaming experience.
Chang You was elated. “That’s right! Boss Pei must be thinking that way!”
“Let’s follow this train of thought and perfect the details!”
Everyone was no longer as confused as before with a clear direction. They began to discuss the remaining details of the cell phone.
“Since we’ve decided to make a game cell phone, why don’t we make it look cool? I think the back cover can be made with a mecha style with LED lights. After all, E1 also has LED lights. It can be considered a continuation of tradition.”
“The battery capacity must be bigger. The fast charging technology seems to have been upgraded recently. We can use it.”
“The new fingerprint technology might not be very useful, but I’ll add it to increase the feeling of advancement in technology.”
“We have to have a dual speaker when playing games.”
“Move the charging port and earphones to the center of the right side of the cell phone so that it won’t block your hand when playing games across the screen.”
“Put the power and sound keys on the right side of the cell phone as well, so that the two shoulder keys can be used.”
“Since the players are already used to the weight of our cell phones, and we need a large battery, we don’t have to make a protruding rear camera. This way, the looks of the entire cell phone can be improved.”
Everyone started talking at once. Soon, they had a rough design plan for the cell phone.
The general direction of this cell phone was very clear even though there were still many details to consider.
Little Jiang quickly recorded the key points of everyone’s discussion as he listened.
Chang You was elated. “Alright, we’ll decide on this plan then! Everyone, start preparing immediately!”
“Now that I think about it, Boss Pei has foresight. He sees much farther than me.”
“Previously, I wanted to make this cell phone based on E1’s success. However, it seems like I was too conservative.”
“I have a feeling that the new cell phone created according to Boss Pei’s plan will definitely be a huge success!”