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New Material Could Make 'Superphones' In The Future

04/06/2014 12:46 BST | Updated 04/06/2014 12:59 BST

Whilst the iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5 are both considered state-of-the-art that hasn't stopped scientists looking at ways to make the next generation of 'superphones' using powerful new materials like graphene.

The new material is called cadmium arsenide, and whilst it doesn't have as catchy a name as graphene it's infinitely more useful because it takes all of the useful properties that graphene has, and then lets you build it in 3D.

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Graphene has, since its creation, been considered the 'magic bullet' for making the smartphones of the future, with its ability to conduct electricity at incredible speeds however it is flawed because at present, you can only manufacturer it in 2D.

Thankfully scientists at Oxford, Stanford and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been hard at work finding a solution with the outcome being Cadmium Arsenide.

Able to boast the same game-changing conductive abilities, cadmium arsenide could potentially allow smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung to create even faster smartphones with even smaller sensors.

With the iPhone 6 just a few months away and Apple remaining as tight-lipped as ever there's certainly no harm in hypothesising what smartphones will be like in say, 10 or even 15 years time.