Not all unlocked cell phone are able to deliver video in 1080p at this time, but it is certainly the direction that the industry is heading. Now, KDDI’s R&D Labs has developed a method for getting the most out of your HD movie streams while you are out and about and not connected to WiFi network with a stable connection. The technology that they have been developing will allow you to zoom in on particular parts of the feed within the movie. The stream will then be automatically cropped from the far-away server. This will allow you to take a look at only the parts of the video that you would like to see, instead of having to watching the entire screen. The best part is that even the cropped images will be delivered in HD despite the fact that they will be full screen.
Even if you do not have an HD screen on your phone, you shouldn’t notice much reduction in quality as you zoom in on the video. The company developed the feature for users and companies alike. The upside for companies is that you will have much less data moving back and fourth because the user is only loading a portion of the video instead of the whole thing, and the user gets to see exactly what they want on the screen.
A video of the technology made its way to the web today and has attracted a lot of attention from various tech websites. It will be interesting to see if other companies become interested in a similar technology. As the streaming of movies over smart devices becomes more regular, features such as this, or any other cost cutting feature will be highly desired by mobile companies looking to cut back on their spending. Although these companies will incur a slight server side cost, in the end it should help them to save money.
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