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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

 

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Samsung research could put graphene into your future thin, light, even bendy phone

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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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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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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.

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"