Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 will most likely use UTG display

15 December 2019
UTG stands for Ultra-Thin Glass.

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Anonymous, 15 Jan 2020Thickness doesn't change hardness. A 1cm thick diamond is ... moreSo ultra thin glass will have a quality of GG3 or something???

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 13 Dec 2019UTG so it scratches at mohs scale 3 or 4????Thickness doesn't change hardness. A 1cm thick diamond is just as hard as a 1mm thick diamond.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Dec 2019The one with motorola razr 2019 copypaste flip technology, ... moreThe easiest way to avoid a crease is to increase the bend radius. The only way to increase the bend radius is to 'bubble out' the screen around the center of the hinge. This much was obvious to this layman before any of the inward folding mechanisms were made public. That Samsung hadn't gone that route was surprising, especially after reports of creasing started to come out.

The mechanical design achieving this can be protected, but the idea itself cannot. Samsung will either come up with a different mechanism to accomplish the same thing, or they will copy Moto's and be sued. This is how the patent system is supposed to work.

  • Anonymous

The one with motorola razr 2019 copypaste flip technology, hopefully it copy the right way so no need to pull several times

  • Gnato

Anonymous, 13 Dec 2019Inspite of the call back of the fold series and releasing i... moreThis information was already denied by Samsung itself. They lowered 1mln target to 0,5mln and it's estimated that they sold only 300-400 thousands.

Even if its scratch resistant, most likely it will still be vulnerable to damage from gaming. Imagine someone playing a fighting game or a racing game like Asphalt for 1 hour a day, how long do you think it will resist?

  • Anonymous

Inspite of the call back of the fold series and releasing it again, Samsung manage to sell a million units which is fantastic considering the price it was available at.

So fold 2 should be a success as well.

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 13 Dec 2019UTG so it scratches at mohs scale 3 or 4????Scratches at level 6 with deeper grooves at level 7

UTG so it scratches at mohs scale 3 or 4????

Shadocx, 12 Dec 2019I don't think it's bendable glass, because glass breaks reg... moreOrdinary glass breaks when bent because it's not very elastic and it is really bad about surface defects opening into cracks. The defects problem was solved a very long time ago. You use heat or chemical treatment so that the outside layer of the glass is being compressed while the inside layer is being stretched. The compression prevents surface defects from opening up into cracks. (And now it bursts apart if you cut into the stretched center) Stretching from bending can be solved by making the glass extremely thin. Essentially the length inside and outside of the bend change less as the glass becomes thinner. It can be glued to plastic to provide it with scratch resistance. Last time I checked, UTG was ALMOST thin enough for foldable phones.

  • Anshul

"The UTG screen is hard to produce and quite expensive at the moment, although rumors suggest that the phone will cost less than the original Fold. It could probably compete with Motorola's Razr 2019."

The last lines of the article aren't correct.
The upcoming fold device from Samsung in Feb is expected to be cheaper than the original fold and will compete with Moto Razr not the Successor of Fold 2 which will be supposed to have this UTG screen.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Dec 2019Does it utilize the "destroy the screen with your fingernai... moreYou will know the answer if your science is any good.

  • Anonymous

It’s called the Fold because when you get it you fold and just get an iPhone

  • Anonymous

Time to sharpen my fingernails now!

  • Anonymous

123, 12 Dec 2019also known as ... PLASTIC*Plastic for 2500$ ;-D

The Last Oracle, 12 Dec 2019Hope Samsung incorporates a folding mechanism similar to th... moreLeaving an opening like that creates problems. Folding it should also seal the device to prevent things getting wedged inside the phone while it's in a pocket.

  • Anonymous

When they say it would cost less than the original fold, doesn't that mean they'd use older hardware with the UTG as the only upgrade? Makes you wonder

S Yu, 12 Dec 2019Finally, and a few weeks ago there were people claiming und... moreI don't think it's bendable glass, because glass breaks regardless of how thin it is, maybe the part where it's supposed to bend it's using plastic, like instead of putting plastic every where like on the Galaxy Fold, maybe they put it only in the middle.
Or it's a mix of glass and plastic, so shouldn't be called glass anymore, then it's probably less scratch resistance than glass, but resistant enough to not get scratched by fingernails, razor blades etc.
You guys correct if I'm wrong.

  • Anonymous

Why the date of this article 15 December? Is it not meant to be post today?

The Last Oracle, 12 Dec 2019Hope Samsung incorporates a folding mechanism similar to th... moreAlso a slightly larger screen (about 8.1inches, when its fully opened, would be nice). The folding one could be be 4.5 inches or less.