Samsung has been a pioneer in the foldable smartphone sector, releasing a number of models with the revolutionary form factor. Several more manufacturers are entering the foldable smartphone market, including Google with its new Pixel folding smartphone.
According to a fresh report out of Korea, Samsung would supply Google with ultra-thin glass (UTG). Until now, Samsung Display has only supplied Ultra-Thin Glass to Samsung Electronics.
The South Korean Gaint is thought to have planned to sell UTG to other companies in order to expand its foldable display business. In the second half of this year, the company might start shipping UTG to other companies alongside Google.
Samsung introduced Ultra-Thin Glass in February of last year, and it is made using an intensifying method to offer greater flexibility and endurance than regular polyimide cover windows.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was the first phone to use Ultra-Thin Glass as the cover window for its inner screen, for those who are unaware. UTG is also used by the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which was just released.
There is no information about the design or features of the foldable Google Pixel smartphone. However, Samsung Display’s foldable OLED panel is said to be used in the device. While the exact date of release is unknown, it is expected that the phone, along with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, will be unveiled at a hardware event in the fall.