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Apple foldables may launch with UTG from Corning: display-industry leaker

Foldables with glass in their displays may be the more popular option. (Source: Twitter)
Foldables with glass in their displays may be the more popular option. (Source: Twitter)
The well-known display supply-chain commenter Ross Young has released a projection in which foldable devices with ultra-thin glass (UTG) protection easily outdoes the first-gen Galaxy Fold (which has a polymer-coated display) in terms of sales in 2020 and onward. Accordingly, the leaker now believes that Apple will also go with UTG in its own eventual foldable devices.

The prominent screen-tech leaker Ross Young and his company Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) now appear to believe that ultra-thin glass (UTG) is a deciding factor in purchasing a foldable mobile device, especially compared to the see-through polyimide (or CPI) developed by Samsung for its first-gen Galaxy Fold tablet.

Young also indicates that Schott is likely to lead this market among UTG-manufacturing firms well into the 2020s, whereas the 2nd-gen Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 3 will compete for the best-selling foldable in 2021. (Oddly, this choice of product names does not address what will happen to the Fold's own immediate successor, which is now thought to miss the OEM's next major launch event in August 2020).

The tipster's new projections may contradict another leak that suggests Samsung will switch UTG providers from Schott to Corning for the Z Fold 2. On that note, Young states that Apple is likely to go with the latter when it comes time to "invent" its own foldable devices. Then again, this may not be for years down the line in any case.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-12 (Update: 2020-07-12)