As reported in these hours, the future foldable Google Pixel will have a UTG glass cover made by Samsung Display.
According to what we read, the future foldable Google Pixel will have an ultra-thin glass cover to protect the panel. To date, Samsung is the company in the foldable smartphone category; in fact, it has launched several terminals with different form factors.
Google Pixel foldable will have Samsung’s UTG glass
Today, many other manufacturers are entering the industry; and one of them is Google with its new foldable Pixel smartphone. Now, a new report from Korea claims that Samsung will supply its ultra-thin glass (UTG) to Google. So far, we’ve seen that Samsung Display supplied UTG glass exclusively to the company’s Electronics division.
It is believed that the South Korean company has decided to sell UTG to other companies as it plans to expand its business related to the production of folding displays. Along with Google, the company may begin shipping UTGs to other companies in the second half of this year.
The ultra-thin glass was announced by Samsung in February last year and is manufactured using an intensification process that allows for greater flexibility and longer life than the traditional polyimide cover window.
For those who don’t know, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was the first phone to use ultra-thin glass as a cover for its inner panel. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched in September last year also uses UTG.
As for the Google Pixel foldable smartphone, there is no information on the design or functionality of the device. But the terminal is speculated to use Samsung Display’s foldable OLED panel. Although the launch date is unknown, it is believed that the phone will be unveiled at a special event this fall alongside the future Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.