In the near future, most of the amazing smartphone technologies you see today will disappear or be called old technology. This is due to the fact that technology is drastically evolving.
For this reason and for you not to be left behind, you have to read a lot, develop the urge to know more about technology trends so that your knowledge will increase together with the evolution of technology.
Who would have thought that the amazing scratch resistance technology on some hig-end smartphones will be phasing out very soon? Yes it will be an old feature to be replaced by a new technology and this technology will take the future of smartphones to a different dimension.
Your smartphone’s screen is one of the most delicate part of your smartphone and it is so expensive to change the screens of 90% of high-end smartphone devices.
Users will unconsciously try as much as possible to keep their smartphones from falling off and crashing to the ground. But when you are unfortunate and your smartphone falls off your hand and crashes to the ground, two things are involved, either you get a screen scratch/crack (lucky you! you can manage it till you can be able to change the screen), or the screen shatters completely which will require you to change the screen entirely or buy a new phone.
In the words of Chemists at the University of California at Riverside, “what if you have a third option? What if your phone’s screen is made up of a material that can heal itself? In that case, you don’t need to bother about your screen anymore.
This is not a new science fiction movie. This is real!
Although, this is not the first time such a technology is coming into play, but this will be the first time it will be finding its way to your smartphone’s screen. The first try was on LG phones such as the G flex, but LG could only succeed to include a similar material on its back covers that can heal scratches. They were unable to put it on the screen because the material they discovered cannot conduct electricity. Most phone screens have a grid of electrodes underneath, and when you touch it, your finger (which is also conductive) completes a circuit, telling the phone what to do.
According to the Chemist leading the research, Chao Wang. The material which is made up of stretchable polymer and an ionic salt with the help of a special type of bond called an ion-dipole interaction, which is a force between charged ions and polar molecules. The material can stretch to 50 times its original size. This means that when the material breaks or has a scratch, the ions and molecules attract to each other which initiates the healing process.
Because this special material with its healing feature can as well conduct electricity. It makes it suitable to be used for smartphone screens.
The research and break-through technology will be showcased to the world during the American Chemical Society, which is the world’s largest scientific organization devoted to the study of chemistry. But according to Wang, the material will be fully ready and can find its way to our smartphone screens by 2020. So until then, flex with the technology you have with you but have it in mind that the amazing scratch resistance material will be forgotten very soon.