partnered with Corning to offer cheaper foldable smartphones? July 15, 2020 – Posted in: Smartphone news
Samsung is one of the first manufacturers to bring foldable smartphones onto the market. As a reminder, the first model of the Korean giant was formalized in 2019. In early 2020, it then presented the Galaxy Z Flip. Rumor has it that Samsung should use its next unpacked event to reveal the Galaxy Fold 2. And gradually the manufacturer is improving its foldable screens. For example, if the Galaxy Fold had a plastic screen, the Galaxy Z Flip uses a screen that’s covered with ultra-thin glass or UTG.
For the screens of its next foldable smartphones, Samsung could work with the specialist Corning, according to a new rumor spread on the Sammobile website. Corning offers impact and scratch resistant “Gorilla Glass” for classic smartphones. As of 2019, the company said it was working on glass for foldable smartphones.
According to Sammobile, Corning’s solution may be available for models released in 2021. The partnership between Samsung and this company could lower the cost of folding screens, which could help the Korean giant offer its smartphones at cheaper prices.
The sale of foldable smartphones is currently not comparable to that of conventional smartphones. If manufacturers can sell this device type for less than 1,000 euros, however, this could significantly increase sales.
In the meantime, other foldable Samsung smartphones could come onto the market before the end of the year
As mentioned above, rumors suggest that Samsung could use its next unpacked event to unveil the successor to the Galaxy Fold. According to sources, however, the manufacturer could also introduce a 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip, as well as an affordable foldable smartphone that could be called the Galaxy Fold Lite or Galaxy Fold e.
But of course these rumors have to be viewed with caution in anticipation of official information. What seems certain today is that Samsung is not discouraged by the mixed success of its first foldable smartphones.