Google’s supposed folding cellular might be one of many first units exterior of Samsung’s portfolio to characteristic the South Korean producer’s ultra-thin glass (UTG). Based on new rumors, Samsung Show’s display screen division will quickly settle for orders for ultra-thin glass from firms exterior of Samsung. Apparently, amongst these firms could be Google.
Though the small print concerning the supposed foldable Google Pixel stay a thriller, business sources recommend that it’s going to embody a foldable OLED panel and UTG glass, each equipped by Samsung Show. This mixture may give this foldable an analogous really feel to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip line. Though UTG is extra brittle than conventional glass, it affords barely extra sturdiness than plastic screens.
It’s unclear if or when Google will launch its foldable, however there are indicators that it’s in improvement. As early as February, we discovered that Samsung would offer its folding display screen expertise to Google, Oppo and Vivo. One system, presumably Google’s foldable, additionally obtained a passing point out within the lately launched Android 12 beta.
Samsung Show will reportedly begin sending UTGs to different firms from the second half of 2021. Google is probably not the one firm both. In June 2020, a market insider hinted that Huawei and Xiaomi have been in line to purchase “ultra-thin versatile glass.” It is unclear if Samsung Show will provide UTG for the pair.