Samsung’s ‘Metal 12’ magnesium alloy destined for future Galaxy and Gear devices

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Samsung’s new Notebook 9 (2018) is made from “Metal 12,” that’s what the company is calling its durable and lightweight magnesium-aluminum alloy. The company has now filed a trademark for the term Metal 12 and the filing suggests that this durable material may also be used for future Galaxy and Gear devices, i.e. smartphones and smartwatches.

Metal 12: A proprietary magnesium-aluminum alloy

Samsung introduced Metal 12 to the world as a durable but lightweight magnesium-aluminum alloy that it created. The material’s first outing on a consumer product is with the recently unveiled Notebook 9 (2018), the new material boosts the notebook’s portability due to its lightweight properties.

Samsung has filed for a trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office to protect the “Metal 12” moniker. The filing reveals that Samsung isn’t ruling out the possibility of using Metal 12 for devices like smartphones and smartwatches.

Rumors about Samsung using magnesium for its flagship Galaxy S smartphones have been around for a few years. Previous reports reveal that the company possibly tested a prototype of the Galaxy S7 made from a magnesium alloy but that’s not what we got with the final product.

It’s unlikely that Metal 12 will be used for the Galaxy S9 or even the Galaxy Note 9 for that matter. What this trademark registration does is cover Samsung until such time it decides to actually use this material for other products like smartphones and smartwatches. When it intends to do that is anybody’s guess right now.

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tim54
3 months 6 days ago
tim54

Titanium, carbon fibre chassis and sapphire “glass” is a proper way to build a phone.

3 months 7 days ago
mtbrown262626

I like the idea but wireless charging and NFC don’t work though metal as far as I know I hope I’m wrong.

o0MHJ0o
3 months 7 days ago
o0MHJ0o

It won’t be used on the back, just the frame

gtone339
3 months 7 days ago
gtone339

If not S9 then perhaps the alloy is used for the Note 9 or S10 instead.

Shenoysiddhant
3 months 8 days ago
Shenoysiddhant

Forget light but if it’s not too very durable then rather not spend that much money and over charge customers

ProdByEchelon
3 months 8 days ago
ProdByEchelon

Maybe the trademark was filled because of its imminent use. They’ll probably be using that word a lot at MWC. Well, that’s what I hope.

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