P2i, a company that develops nano coating waterproofing for electronic devices, has announced a new partnership with Samsung. In a statement, P2i said that its Barrier technology will be used to add water resistance to the internal components of select Samsung Galaxy phones.
This Barrier tech is designed for smartphone internals, and is different to the splash-proof coating P2i supplies for the water resistance of the outside of phones such as the Motorola One Zoom.
Many of Samsung’s phones have IP ratings, often classing them as submergible. This is generally achieved by maintaining airtight casings, but with this deal Samsung appears to be adding an extra measure of protection from water damage for some of its devices.
P2i has not said which of Samsung’s phones the tech will be used in, but said that it would be “deployed across several smartphone designs from 2019”, implying that older models still in production from last year will benefit from the deal first.
“P2i’s Barrier is a next-generation waterproofing technology that provides higher levels of liquid protection and enables manufacturers to protect the components, even after water gets into the device,” a P2i statement explains.
“By using this approach, companies can protect the components on the Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) in the event of a spill or accidental short immersion into water.”