Could the Samsung Galaxy S9 be the first handset to repel water?

We’ve all been there, using our handsets in the rain and the ater droplets interfer with the touchscreen capabilities. Whilst there have been many advancements with water resistance to ensure these drops of water do not harm the tech inside your device, we’ve seen little protection for the usability of the displays in wet condtions.

This is where the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus devices could step in, using a water repelling technology that was first licensed by the tech giants late 2016.

The license covers a superhydrophobic glass coating, which forces water to literally bounce off the glass due to a water droplet contact angle of between 155 and 165 degrees.

“The thin nanostructured layer of porous glass film enables these combined properties, making it suitable for commercial applications,” said ORNL’s Tolga Aytug, co-inventor of the technology.

Developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the superhydrophobic coating will also reduce light reflection and resist fingerprints and smudges, ensuring the device will have the smoothest physical usability experience we’ve seen yet.

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