Nokia has begun work on the development graphene technology. Graphene is the strongest material on Earth, stronger than even diamond, while it is also light and incredibly thin. Nokia said it is one recipient of a $1.35 billion grant from the European Union to do research on graphene over the next decade.
“Nokia is proud to be involved with this project, and we have deep roots in the field — we first started working with graphene already in 2006,” Nokia’s CTO Henry Tirri said in a statement. Graphene is the thinnest object ever discovered, while it is also the lightest, so we can imagine a world of possibilities for its use.
Of course, if Nokia can develop graphene into a working mass producible product then it could build smartphones and devices that are lighter and more durable than today’s. Take a look at the video below to learn a little more about this super material.