To combat one of the biggest flaws of the smartphone: the delicate glass screen, which can crack even with the slightest impact, Apple is looking to introduced a liquid metal to replace the screens.
According to Korean publication, ET News, the computer brand is working on a “metal alloy of titanium, zirconium, copper and nickel to create an “outer surface smooth like liquid.”
Users can expect the new screen to be much more durable and less prone to damage.
“The next flagship phones of [Apple and Samsung] are expected to adopt unprecedented materials for their main bodies, that is, ceramic for the Galaxy S3 and liquid metal for iPhone 5, both being thin, light and highly resistant to external impacts. The new phase of the rivalry is because neither one of them can get a decisive edge over the other solely with its OS and AP specifications, features or design,” ETNews‘ Kim In-Soon was quoted as saying.