Zirconia ceramics for mobile phone backplanes

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With the advent of the 5G era, zirconia ceramics have become the new favorite material for mobile phone backplanes.

By the end of 2018, 154 mobile operators around the world are conducting 5G technology testing or testing, and the number of countries participating in 5G has expanded to 66. With the advent of the 5G era, the mobile phone industry will usher in a new round of changes, and the mobile phone backplane market is facing a reshuffle. Among them, zirconia ceramics stand out in a new round of technical reshuffle.

Advantages of zirconia ceramics as raw materials for mobile phone back sheets

The 5G era requires faster signal transmission, which is 1~100 times that of 4G. 5G communication will use the spectrum above 3Ghz, and the wavelength of the millimeter-wave is shorter. Compared with the metal backplane, the ceramic backplane has no interference to the signal and has unparalleled superior performance of other materials, which is favored by mobile phone manufacturers.

Comparison and difference between several major mobile phone backplane materials

  plastic metal glass ceramic
Exterior bad normal normal Great good
Feel bad      
Coloring difficulty Simple, can do a variety of surface patterns Normal, prone to paint peeling Difficult, general film, coating adds texture Simple, can do a variety of surface patterns
Weight Thicker and lighter The thinnest and lightest Thicker, heavier Thickness control is generally
Rigidity Bad, Plastic deformation is obvious Normal, have a certain plastic deformation Good, Poor plastic deformability Good, Small plastic deformation
Brittleness normal good Bad, But still able to meet the drop test Significant plasticity enhancement after material modification, meeting the drop test
Hardness/wear resistance bad normal normal Great good
Heat dissipation bad good Very bad no effect
Cost lowest normal Higher  
Electric porcelain shielding no effect, Integrated molding Great impact, need to be cut off with plastic No effect can be integrated  

Among all ceramic materials, zirconia ceramics have the advantages of high strength, high hardness, acid and alkali corrosion resistance and high chemical stability, as well as scratch resistance, no signal shielding, excellent heat dissipation performance, good appearance, etc. Features, therefore become a new type of mobile phone body material after plastic, metal, glass. At present, the application of zirconia ceramics in mobile phones is mainly two parts of the backboard and the fingerprint identification cover.