Nokia and the Graphene Consortium get a huge grant to develop the "strongest material ever tested"

Nokia and the Graphene Consortium get a huge grant to develop the
Graphene is a class 2D structure measuring just one atom thick, yet it is the strongest material mankind has produced, 300 times tougher than steel, and is also one of the lightest and best intrinsic conductors as well.

Can you say "come to Papa's phone"? Nokia is leading the way for electronics companies in the Graphene Flagship Consortium, which consists of 73 other companies and academic institutions in various fields, and just received a one billion euros grant to research and develop graphene for practical applications. European Union for the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) is the source of the grant, and Nokia's work with graphene is sure to get it a chunk of that change to research how can it utilize the material into its next generations of phones.

As per Henry Tirri, EVP, CTO of Nokia, and Tapani Ryhänen, Head of the Sensor and Material Technologies Laboratory for the Finns:


We can only imagine the possibilities Nokia's R&D labs, which have always stayed well-funded, even through the current tough times for the company, can come up with utiliziing a material like graphene, so we'll keep an eye on the developments with this grant.

source: Nokia

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27 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh, yes Nokia... You can make things stronger than ever. I'm liking this news...

2. wendygarett unregistered

Thin and strong at the same time? Yes!! I'm with you :D

10. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

and also light

31. cheetah2k

Posts: 2146; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The new Pagani Zonda Huayra is made from Carbtanium (Carbon Fibre + Titanium) which is strong and light, how about using that material and show that beautiful kevlar like weeve like the Razr HD/MAXX?

14. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Durable (non-military) phones have always been a Nokia selling point. But this tech (if utilized properly) can bring Nokia to new heights not just in the mobile industry but in a lot of other fields as well (automotive, aerospace, engineering, etc). Man! This is what Nokia is all about!

27. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

An even stronger 3310? Dear god....

3. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Graphene is a material which has far greater implications than the mobile phone construction. It can propel Nokia as a leader in industry in a thousand fields such as space technologies for example.

4. akr91

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Graphene is actually made up of nokia 3310

5. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Being an carbon alloy,Yes graphine is not only strong but about 100 times stronger than a steel component of same thickness with a stiffness of 1tpa. This Is great.

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Figures. I mean, who is better suited for this project than the company that made the 3310 and 920? Also, comment #4... +1.

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

So let's say they make a phone of such durability.. how long would you use it? I don't see why would I need to buy a new one after a year or two

9. wendygarett unregistered

There are still a lot of being proud 3310 user out there, you never know bro :)

11. w-t-f

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

some people just use phones for years,most of them don't need to buy new phone every few months or once a year..

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

People who wants to use a phone for more than a month without their backs cracking or bending...i'm giving you a HiNT.

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

OMG I can't believe I got all the red thumbs for saying that I WOULD USE SUCH PHONE FOR YEARS without the need for a new one. And that would be bad for the maker of the phone.. that's my point! I'm overestimating the intelligence of people here, it seems.. -.-

17. wendygarett unregistered

I'm overestimating your intelligence too, that I thought you know the beauty of 'choices' :p

22. haney.alsaaidy

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

i agree, better to make more realistic display, high performance and long battery life phones than to make tough ones .

25. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

my Nokia 6500s is in it's 5th yr... 2 scratches, but need a battery now... use? legacy... i can still flaunt it over other newer products samystic

8. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

...all while they march towards bankruptcy. I'm glad they're trying to push forward the boundaries of the phone casing, but this sort of tech is not going to save them from failure.

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

nokia will never go bankrupt they work on so many things other than phone if their phone section somehow falls they will rise in another section also what nokia are doing is buying Graphene patents and when they break through other company want that amazing casing etc... they get tons of royalities Bingo nokia +1

15. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Yes! Hopefully this means Nokia can make their phones thinner without sacrificing durability.

18. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's my one qualm with Nokia phone design. The curves are great and it durable but they feel so fat. If they could slim down a bit, I'd be a happy camper.

19. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

It's too bad that Samsung already has the most graphene patents of any other company. Nokia is still way behind,

26. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

source please samystic

28. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

http://www.worldipreview.com/news/china-leads-graphene-patent-race "Samsung is the company with most graphene patents, with 407 in total, a large part of the 1,160 filed by South Korean entities." China has over 2000 patents and US has little over 1700 patents.

21. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

This is going to change the smartphone game completely. I hope Nokia does 1 thing Patent, Patent, Patent some more and Patent again. The patent portfolio that Nokia has is enough to gain it capital shares for years to come. I can't wait to see what this Graphene Consortium brings to the table.

33. InspectorGadget

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Nokia has claimed that they've been working on patents for this material since 2006 - wow!

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