Usage Of Sapphire In Smartphones Set To IncreaseBy cheatmaster 08:59 Sat, 17 Jul 2021 Comments
Sapphire is turning out to be one of the most popular materials used to build a smartphone, according to a study from IHS. The research firm also reveals that the usage of the material is expected to reach 54 kilometers - not those kilometers, but instead the unit that is used to measure this type of usage - by the discontinue of the year.
Furthermore, this usage is expected to reach 84 kilometers by the discontinue of 2016. The demand is largely due to the production of LEDs, which will result in an increase in demand for the material by 20%. The fact that sapphire is stronger than glass and is extremely scratch resistant is perhaps Sapphire's most appealing aspect from a manufacturing standpoint.
According to IHS, sapphire is used to cover lenses, buttons and displays. Also, since sapphire is the second hardest stone in the world after diamond, the material can be used to build consumer electronic devices, too.
For now, Apple is one of those known smartphone manufacturer that makes utilize of sapphire to a very large extent. The Cupertino giants used sapphire in its iSight capturing camera lens cover in the iPhone 5 before bringing it to the Touch ID on the Apple iPhone 5s
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