A Korean news outlet has released some interesting new information regarding two of the most exciting smartphones that are due to be released in the nearish (but not as yet specified) future – only from “unnamed industry sources”, of course, but the information is still rather interesting.
The iPhone 5, it’s reported, is to be made from a fancy material called liquidmetal, while the Galaxy S3 will be made of hi-tech ceramics.
Liquidmetal is an interesting material that you may have seen before if you ever owned an iPhone 3G – at least if you ever had to remove the SIM card from it.
The tiny tool used for removing SIMs from the 3G was constructed from the aforementioned alloy, which previously had fans excited for a couple of reasons. Basically, the material is an alloy with the structure of glass, but can be injection moulded in a similar way to plastic – but is 20 times stronger.
What are Apple going to do with this material? Well, if they do choose to use it, reports suggest that it could either be used to cover the display or as a coating for the back. If you ask us, we reckon it’s more likely to appear on the back of the device, but Apple do enjoy surprising their fanbase every now and then…Tweet