If we trust a Korean report, Samsung Electronics is working to produce its own folding glass for its folding displays soon.
If we trust a report from Korean magazine ETNews, Samsung’s smartphone division Samsung Electronics is working to produce its own folding glass for its folding displays soon. At the moment they all come from sister company Samsung Display, which also handles televisions and monitors. “If Samsung Electronics also produces folding glass, it can be expected to have a huge impact on the South Korean folding industry,” says ETNews, assessing the situation.
What is a folding smartphone?
Foldable is establishing itself as the name of a new generation of smartphones that have foldable or foldable OLED displays. They are the modern reincarnation of classic clamshell phones.
According to the report, the heads of Samsung Electronics have confirmed that they have already contacted several manufacturers in the industry and are working with them on development and sales. “Their intention is to increase production performance compared to processing and developing products with improved performance,” it is quoted. Samsung expects lower prices and better performance from the internal competition: Compared to a conventional glass display unit for around $ 2, the Galaxy Z Flip costs around $ 40.
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The current supply chain cannot produce the required glass. It has to be twice as thick as before, which is 30 micrometers, but at the same time it is still easy to bend. Thinner is more flexible, but “wrinkles” can develop over time and it is not as well protected against external influences.