Samsung reportedly considers Ultra Thin Glass for its next foldable phone, a clamshell

16 October 2019
UTG is more scratch resistant than the material used in the current Galaxy Fold. However, it's expensive and difficult to manufacture.

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I'm probably being paranoid, but I just keep thinking of folding this one day, the glass gives way, shatters and the pieces fly into my eyes.

Glass is glass more this more capable to break.
even a paper thin glass made of real diamonds wont be much shatter resistant from falls to concrete. And a 1mm thin glass is like a joke.

s-pen pusher, 17 Oct 2019lol! the ones released in china was the w (w2018, w2019...) seri... moreWell, I was talking about the w2019 model which some other guy talked about. I was commenting on his comment and this has nothing to do with you. I think you have some problem understanding people. You're still embarrassing yourself again and again. Hope you get better.

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GrandMaster, 17 Oct 2019Don't believe me, go to China or even Korea and find out. The ri... morelol! the ones released in china was the w (w2018, w2019...) series, which are indeed expensive. it was a clamshell but its screen is not foldable. and does not have this "ultra thin glass". as mentioned in the article, the material is under development still. please verify your facts before making claims.

Duck of death, 17 Oct 2019Even if it had only been sold to one person, it'll always be inf... moreHahaha.... Nice joke.

s-pen pusher, 17 Oct 2019released in china? whoah! they must have time machines there. ... moreDon't believe me, go to China or even Korea and find out. The rich dudes have it. In which year year are you living in? Even the 2020 5G model got certified by WiFi Alliance. You just embarrassed yourself. Grow up!

GrandMaster, 16 Oct 2019Nobody buys that phone. Infact there aren't even any proper revi... moreEven if it had only been sold to one person, it'll always be infinitely more than the vapour ware you're talking about.
Any pretend phone is better than any real phone, in the land of fairy tales.

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glass is not highly flexible as plastic; it will have a breaking point no matter what. why not instead work on making plastic tougher, clearer, and have better shape retention?

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GrandMaster, 17 Oct 2019It's already released in China long back! So get your facts righ... morereleased in china? whoah! they must have time machines there.

the title reads- "Samsung reportedly CONSIDERS Ultra Thin Glass for its NEXT foldable phone, a clamshell", which means this is for s future device.

Anonymous, 17 Oct 2019How did you know that no one will buy that phone? Any facts to p... moreIt's already released in China long back! So get your facts right and please do not comment in this section if you don't know what you're talking about. You just embarrassed yourself only.

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GrandMaster, 16 Oct 2019Nobody buys that phone. Infact there aren't even any proper revi... moreHow did you know that no one will buy that phone? Any facts to prove? Please do not comment in this section if you don't know what you are talking about. They haven't release it yet, still in progress.

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Folding glass. Wow

Anonymous, 16 Oct 2019I am sure someone will copy itLet's hope so, all things in the world is a copy if the original except the original. And because of copy, we get innovations and cheaper prices.
So u better pray for someone copy it... Ofc.
All Samsung phones is still a copy of the first smartphone, like cars etc. etc. etc.

So please stop whining and start thinking.
Be smart and don't follow all this screaming kids...

Foldable phone like a clamshell isn't what we need !! Just stick with the current design and improve it ( the most important thing is FIX THE CRAESE) and remove the notch and make it with S-Pen

Duck of death, 16 Oct 2019That's the Galaxy W2019. A real phone you CAN buy. Not vapour wa... moreNobody buys that phone. Infact there aren't even any proper reviews because nobody cares about that device. Microsoft's on the other hand is better and more interesting.

Clamshell designs will make a comeback in the next decade. Maybe even sliders where another display is underneath instead of a physical QWERTY. People should be fed up with the endless slab designs. It's basically the candy bar form factor from the previous decade (2000-2009).

I believe in Microsoft's design with their Surface Duo. I'm hardly a Microsoft fanboy either. I don't recall ever being excited about a Microsoft product before. I believe dual displays with a 360 hinge will be the most common factor throughout the 2020s.

The ability to protect the screen when closed, ability to make it stand, and fold out for a bigger display will gain popularity in 3-4 years. We'll basically see alot of phone designs like the Nintendo DS / 3DS. The Surface Duo is basically an "innie" and "outtie."

The biggest issues with foldables is its fragility. The Galaxy Fold is an innie and it's fragile. The Mate X is an outtie and will be exposed to damage. The Surface Duo solves this as the hinge is reversible and isn't really foldable. No crease.

Microsoft outsmarted Samsung and Huawei easily. And Samsung worked on foldables for 10 years and still couldn't get it right.

Stondec100, 16 Oct 2019Just adopt the Microsoft Duo design already. That's the Galaxy W2019. A real phone you CAN buy. Not vapour ware like the Microsoft Duo. It isn't particularly immersive with a split screen on a phone, hence these bending screens.

Just adopt the Microsoft Duo design already.

  • Anonymous

let's copy from samsung

  • Anonymous

I am sure someone will copy it