Nokia Research Working on New Super Hydrophobic Coating

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shown you some interesting research ideas from Microsoft, but this week Nokia has demoed some amazing technology. We all want waterproof phones to avoid costly water damage, but Nokia is working on a new nanotech surface that actually repels water from the surface, similar to lotus leaves.

The video explains how the surface works and also some of the challenges Nokia faces in making sure the surface remains viable. Keeping such a surface is pristine condition on the outside of the phone may be more of a challenge than Nokia expects, as many smartphone users are much harder on their phones than they’d like to admit.

If Nokia released a super hydrophobic phone that actually repelled water, would you be more inclined to purchase a Nokia device? Let us know in the comments.


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