Samsung Working with Corning's Ultra-Thin Glass for future Galaxy Z Fold Smartphones
Patently Apple reported that Samsung Electronics has partnered with Corning in developing its own "foldable glass." Using Corning’s glass substrate, it will look to develop cover glass for foldable smartphones that can … folded. Samsung Electronics IT & Mobile Communications Business recently started receiving ultra-thin glass from Corning that are required for development of foldable glass. Back in March 2019 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Corning wants in on the Folding Smartphone Race and is only a Few Years out from delivering a Folding Glass Breakthrough." The report covered a video on Corning's work on bendable glass as presented below. Although Samsung Display has a deal Dowoo Insys using Schott’s glass for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Z Flip, Samsung working with Corning's foldable glass substrate technology as a possible substitute. With two strong competitors fighting for Samsung's business, prices are bound to come down making foldables more affordable for consumers. It is expected that Samsung Electronics will look to build a competitive structure with its own foldable glass to induce Samsung Display to lower the panel price. To do so, Samsung Electronics is working on securing manufacturing processes with high yields from domestic and foreign glass manufacturing companies.