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article imageNew Samsung technology can make cellphones waterproof

By Abigail Prendergast     Jan 18, 2012 in Technology
Samsung has just announced their details for a product known as superhydrophobic coating. The technology is said to be capable of literally making smartphones waterproof and has been used on clothes for decades.
Korean tech company, Samsung is "really excited" about a material that can literally make water roll off of a mobile phone. According to The Verge, the technology - developed by HzO and called superhydrophobic coating - showed what it was capable of at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Samsung is also in talks with Apple regarding a potential waterproof iPhone 5, and while HzO isn't quite sure as of yet who will ultimately handle the licensing of their product, the company said "We expect HzO to be in next season's phones."
This isn't the first time the notion of a waterproof cell phone has surfaced. There have been releases of similar technologies that keep the liquid off by means of third-party case, or particularly rugged features says AkaScope. Superhydrophobic coating, however is a technology the likes of which have not been seen before.
Not only going on and around but also inside of a cell phone or in most cases today a smartphone, HzO's superhydrophobic coating can allow a device to be completely underwater and remain unharmed. Motorola products such as the Xoom 2 have already launched with similar waterproofing technologies.
Superhydrophobic coating as a technology itself is nothing new as it was initially invented several decades ago for the same purpose except with clothing. It allows water to roll right off and keeps dirt and other stain-causing elements at bay. With this capability available for your smartphone, even more doors will be opened.
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