Samsung

Have you ever looked at your Samsung smartphone and thought "this could be more bendy!"? Well, this could become reality now the manufacturer has mastered the material graphene in the production process. Partnering up with Sungkyunkwan University, Samsung will reportedly be able to make thinner, lighter and more durable hardware.

If you’re not familiar with the material, graphene has high heat conduction and is more durable than steel, properties that are perfect for wearables and mobile devices. The only issue with the material was previous manufacturing methods reduced the electric benefits, which led the company to really dig deep and attempt to commercialize graphene.

"This is one of the most significant breakthroughs in graphene research in history," said the laboratory leaders at SAIT’s Lab. "We expect this discovery to accelerate the commercialization of graphene, which could unlock the next era of consumer electronic technology."

It sounds like a neat idea and we’ll surely look out for more graphene news. Would you like to see a bendy Samsung Galaxy 6?

Source: Samsung, via: Engadget

 
There are 28 comments

ErnstMach says:

Hopefully they'll also be able to make their phones look better too :-P

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Robbie Khan says:

Note 4 built with Graphene please!

rd_nest says:

More likely Note 6 or 7.

Robbie Khan says:

Boo :(

rd_nest says:

Good things come to those who wait!

buffdaddy72 says:

Boo-urns!

Jay Holm says:

It's a phone! Not a girl!

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ErnstMach says:

lol. And here's the wild Jay Holm, rearing his head in his natural habitat, the AC comment section.
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The native jayus holmisius, a species known for its creepy picture, dislike of appreciation for aesthetics and affinity for t-mobile. It stalks the comment section, waiting for the unsuspecting commenters as it's prey.

(David Attenborough voice of course)

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ErnstMach says:

Hahaha

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ACADM says:

Well played. ;)

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droidhead_1 says:

THIS IS THE COMMENT OF THE CENTURY!!

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eahinrichsen says:

...and the damn thing is, unfortunately, not endangered.

Hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhaha lololollllooo

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ErnstMach says:

Nice one lol

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njamson says:

Hahaha could not agree more

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Dizfunctions says:

People can have on the company, but they have truly made some great innovations

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bumpandrun says:

I'm not a Sammy fan because all they do is copy Apple. Just go to an Apple store and ask them, they'll tell you.

Anyone would speak good about themself

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You don't ask apple if apple is a good company

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bumpandrun says:

I know, I was making a joke. I'm an HTC guy but would by a Samsung long before an ifauxn.

Joel E says:

Sure why not. Not a fan of being able to bend the phone but if it's more durable than steel then so be it.
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ConTejas says:

Good for Sammy. Very interested to see how it plays out.

bumpandrun says:

Other than if it's in my pocket I don't see a need for a bendy phone. I think it's a cool idea though for things like glasses and watches.

TenshiNo says:

Being "non-rigid" means it won't break if you drop it, for starters ;)

ayg says:

But what will the HTC zealots do when Samsung makes a phone that uses more advanced metals than theirs?

"Our HTC One 2015/2016 is a MORE rigid aluminum than your graphene Samsung... yada yada Touchwiz sucks yada yada plastic"

ChillFactorz says:

The all new Galaxy Gumby

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maybe that Sammy Fingers prank isn't a prank after all....