Apple and Samsung smartphones may be waterproof in the future?

Fancy taking calls underwater? Apple and Samsung might just make that a reality in the future.

A new technology called HZO has recently been unveiled at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2012 that could be the next big thing in the smartphone market. It creates an “invisible vapour coating” that encases internal electronics, protecting the gadget “ at the molecular scale”. The “nano-sized molecules” will cover every nook and cranny possible, ensuring that water is kept out anywhere and everywhere. Take that H2O!

In order to showcase the technology to the big guns, ZAGG, the company behind it applied it to several devices such as the iPhone, Motoral and Samsung smartphones. The iPhone was used for the live demo at the CES 2012 where it was repeatedly submerged in a fish tank and was shown to be still functioning as per normal.

A rep even told Pocket-lint: “We showed the Samsung Chairman the technology with a Samsung Galaxy S that we had coated with HZO and he couldn’t believe his eyes, Samsung is really excited by the tech.”

The company has also said that talks with Apple are in the works and they hope to be able to let Apple make the iPhone 5 waterproof.

I reckon it’s high time smartphones get the waterproofing treatment seeing that the technology has long been available on other consumer electronics, such as cameras and watches.

Make it happen Samsung, we’re excited too.

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