We’ve previously heard about waterproofing solutions for your smartphones and now it looks like Finnish mobile giant, Nokia, is stepping into the game at well. On the official Nokia blog today they announced that they’ve managed to find a way to make our mobile phones water resistant. Drawing inspiration from the lotus leaf, they’ve managed to replicate its properties using nanotechnology. They came up with a superhydrophobic coating that when applied to the outside of a mobile phone – would give it water and stain-resistant qualities of a lotus leaf.
Similar to Teflon non-stick frying pans, superhydrophobic coatings add a nanostructure to trap a layer of air over the surface which ensures that a drop of water never reaches it. It’s not going let you take your phone diving, but in the future if you ever drop your superhydrophobic-coated phone into a bowl of water or spill some drinks onto it – you won’t have to worry about it getting spoilt.
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