Visualizing the Critical Metals in a Smartphone

August 24, 2021
By Bruno Venditti
In an increasingly connected world, smartphones have become an inseparable part of our lives.
Over 60% of the world’s population owns a mobile phone and smartphone adoption continues to rise in developing countries around the world.
While each brand has its own mix of components, whether it’s a Samsung or an iPhone, most smartphones can carry roughly 80% of the stable elements on the periodic table.
But some of the vital metals to build these devices are considered at risk due to geological scarcity, geopolitical issues, and other factors.

Link to the article: https://elements.visualcapitalist.com/critical-metals-in-a-smartphone/

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