Samsung Joint Venture To Promote Carbon Fiber, Maybe In Phones Too

By 08:51 Fri, 16 Jul 2021 Comments

There was murmurs that Samsung is looking into alternative materials when the HTC One garnered so much praise for its aluminum unibody. However, the South Koreans may have had a completely different material in mind – carbon fiber.

Samsung Petrochemical and SGL Group formed a joint venture to "develop recent industrial and electronic applications with carbon composite materials for Samsung and the Korean market." Obviously, much of the carbon fiber will go to industrial products, but electronics and electronic media is mentioned in the press release several times.

As is the need for lighter products and weight is a gigantic factor in modern smartphones. Of course, the press release makes no direct mention that future Samsung phones will utilize carbon fiber and by the sound of it the initial taracquire is the Korean market.

Still, we'd love to see more carbon fiber phones – so far it has seen limited utilize in luxury phones and a handful of LG phones (the Secret line), but tough and light phones sound great, fingers crossed.

Image of Samsung Galaxy S4 carbon fiber back courtesy of BodyGuardz.

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