Foldable phones with glass screens could be a few years away

Tech News   |   03/06/2019 - 12:15pm   |   by A.Rider   |   58
06. march Foldable phones with glass screens could be a few years away

We had the chance to see foldable phones at MWC, and although they looked promising...

...they didn't seem quite ready yet. One of the reasons for this was the absence of glass to cover their flexible panels, which were instead housed in plastic polymers. Not only does this material feel cheaper, it's also a lot less durable and much more prone to scratches. Foldable devices may be different in a couple of years, though, as Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass, is currently working on bendable glass to protect flexible screens.

In an interview with Wired, John Bayne, Corning's General Manager, said the manufacturer is developing a 0.1mm thick glass with “3- to 5-millimeter bend radii”. 

Read the full article at: Android Police

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