Flexible Glass for Folding Phones Is Probably Still Years Away

You’d want the displays on foldable smartphones to be robust because one can only imagine what the repair cost on those screens would be. Corning has a long history of providing manufacturers with durable cover glass under its Gorilla Glass brand. The company has now revealed that it’s developing a bendable version of glass which will be well suited for smartphones with foldable displays. Corning general manager John Bayne told Wired that this version of the cover glass could be fit for use in foldable smartphones in under two years. He added that it was a major challenge for the company to create a glass that’s thin enough that it bends but still has the adequate resilience required to protect the display underneath.Bayne mentioned that Corning is looking at a “3- to 5-millimeter bend radii” for its 0.1mm thick glass. That would enable a foldable smartphone to be 6mm to 10mm thin with the folding Gorilla cover glass wrapped around the outside. “The technical challe

Flexible Glass for Folding Phones Is Probably Still Years Away

There are plenty of reasons the world isn't ready for foldable phones, but Samsung, Huawei, and others have decided that now is the time. The price is one of the major issues, but the materials ...

Wed 6 Mar 19 from Extremetech

Gorilla Glass-maker plans to produce glass suitable for folding iPhones

Glass would be more durable than the plastic polymers used in early foldables.

Tue 5 Mar 19 from Arstechnica

Corning is working on truly foldable Gorilla Glass

Foldable phones arrived in a big way over the last month, but there's a fundamental problem that they haven't quite figured out. The buzzworthy phones introduced at Samsung's ...

Tue 5 Mar 19 from Engadget

Corning Is Developing Flexible Glass For Foldable Displays

You’d want the displays on foldable smartphones to be robust because one can only imagine what the repair cost on those screens would be. Corning has a long history of providing ...

Tue 5 Mar 19 from Ubergizmo

Corning Reportedly Creating Durable Glass For Future Folding Phones

Whether the world is ready or not, smartphone makers have begun experimenting with foldable designs, notably with Samsung launching its Galaxy Fold and Huawei countering with its Mate X. This ...

Tue 5 Mar 19 from HotHardware

Apple supplier Corning is working on flexible glass for foldable displays

Corning, the glass manufacturer that currently provides Apple with Gorilla Glass for its iPhones, is working on a bendable version of the glass that could be with us in less than ...

Tue 5 Mar 19 from The Verge

Want a Foldable Phone? Hold Out for Real Glass

A new wave of smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold use plastic polymers, not glass, for their displays. That could cause some unexpected headaches.

Sun 3 Mar 19 from Wired Tech

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