Samsung is a leader in the foldable smartphone market having a few devices launched with the new form factor. Google like many other manufacturers is finding its way into the category with its new foldable Pixel smartphone.
Now, a new report has emerged from Korea, claiming that Samsung will supply its ultra-thin glass (UTG) to Google. So far, Samsung Display is supplying UTG exclusively to Samsung Electronics.
It is believed that the South Korean company decided to sell UTG to other companies as it plans to expand its foldable display business. Along with Google, the company could start shipping UTG to other companies in the second half of this year.
Ultra-Thin Glass was announced by Samsung in February last year and is manufactured using an intensifying process to achieve enhanced flexibility and durability compared to traditional polyimide cover window.
As for the foldable Google Pixel smartphone, there’s no information about the phone’s design or features. But it is claimed that the device will be using Samsung Display’s foldable OLED panel. While the launch date is not known, it is believed that the phone will be unveiled at a hardware event in the fall along with Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.