Electronics giant Samsung has filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for a trademark for the company’s in-house developed magnesium alloy, “Metal 12,” which is already being used in new Samsung laptops. The trademark application reveals the lightweight, durable Mg/Al alloy can be used for other devices, including future generations of smartphones, tablets, tech accessories and maybe even home appliances.
The range of potential applications shows the new metal’s capability to make a device lighter and stronger while reducing weight at the same time. For example, Samsung’s 13.3-inch Notebook 9 weighs just 995g, and the 15.6-inch model adds only 300g more. Both are made of Metal 12 alloy.
New models of Samsung’s flagship phones, Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to premier at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2018 in late February.
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