We all know that foldable display is the future of smartphones, and a lot of companies are already launching their first foldable smartphone. Samsung is very serious for this tech, they officially first unveiled the Galaxy Fold smartphone, which is now available for purchase and getting very good response. Now they are even planning to launch their second foldable smartphone which will have vertically foldable display. Now we got another news that Samsung has contracted with a company for making protective glass of these foldable smartphones.
This is an exclusive deal with Dowoo, which means that right now only Samsung will get protective glasses from this company. This is going to be a mid to long term partnership, so we can assume that Dowoo won’t manufacture these glasses for other OEMs. Samsung is going to invest 12 Billion SKW (South Korean Won) into this company, which translates to ₹73.9 crores. Samsung will invest more into this because they are targeting to sell 5 to 6 Million units of foldable smartphones in 2020, and as of now Dowoo’s manufacturing plant can only produce 500k units per month. So Samsung needs increase in speed.
Talking about this glass, this is named as Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) which can be easily foldable along with the display and without peeling off. This glass is said to be thinner than 100μm, probably 30μm. For example, this is even more thinner than a common human hair. Regarding protection, I have a doubt that it won’t be as rough as Gorilla Glass, but will protect some scratches. At least it’s better than the plastic paper which is pre-applied on Samsung Galaxy Fold. How protective it will be? Only time will tell us.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. It’s a good thing for those who tried Samsung Galaxy Fold by paying a hefty premium price. And at the same time it’s good for manufacturers because they are the only one to provide protective glasses. So they are free from any third party protectors. Well, what are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.