Corning Developing Bendable Glass for Foldable Phones
Corning is working on a new glass product for folding phone displays that can bend to a radius of 5mm. In an interview with Wired, Corning's head of the Gorilla Glass division John Bayne describes the new glass, which will be about 0.1mm thin. Current foldable phones use a layer of polymer over the diplay. Glass would be much more resistant to scratches, and to deforming over time. Corning is already delivering early samples to phone makers, but is working to improve performance before commercial end products ship. Phone makers are looking for better drop protection and/or a bend radius as tight as 3mm.
Jan 5, 2017
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Oct 17, 2017
ZTE today announced the Axon M, a unique Android smartphone that has two full-sized displays that can unfold to create one larger screen for multitasking and viewing video. ZTE calls the Axon M a flagship handset, and it includes solid specs under the foldable aluminum chassis.
Aug 31, 2016
Corning this week announced Gorilla Glass SR+, a scratch resistant glass intended for smartwatches and other wearables. Corning says Gorilla Glass SR+ is strong and provides the same optical clarity and touch sensitivity of its normal glass while also boosting resistance to impact damage by 70%.
Jul 18, 2018
Corning today announced Gorilla Glass 6, an improved version of its toughened glass for mobile devices. Corning specifically engineered Gorilla Glass 6 to better handle drops.
Jul 20, 2016
Corning today announced Gorilla Glass 5, a new breed of toughened glass made to survive the everyday perils of drops. Gorilla Glass has long been able to handle sharp impacts, but drops from waist height are the most common way to break screens.