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Samsung may introduce Turtle Glass to compete with Corning

Samsung may introduce Turtle Glass to compete with Corning
Samsung may introduce Turtle Glass to compete with Corning
The South Korean giant has already filed trademark applications for the words "Turtle" and "Turtle Glass".

Samsung is registering trademarks for the terms "Turtle" and "Turtle Glass" as found in the Korean Intellectual Properties Office (KIPO) database. More interestingly, the filings originate from the Samsung Display Co. Ltd. branch, which naturally lends itself to wild speculations. Is the South Korean giant ready to end its relationship with Corning and its ubiquitous Gorilla Glass products?

An in-house proprietary glass solution from Samsung certainly has some merit. The manufacturer has been investing heavily on flexible, foldable, and transparent displays for quite some time. The far-off smartphone codenamed Project Valley, for example, may be one of the first to carry a foldable dual-screen display. Such unique display technologies may require specialized glass protection that Corning would be unable to provide.

The new "Turtle Glass" will likely be developed very closely alongside existing research into flexible and foldable displays. The new screen protector may even be used on the inevitable Galaxy S7. DisplayMate has already crowned the latest Samsung smartphone as having the best display for its class, so the manufacturer's next step may be making their smartphones even more resistant to scratches and cracks.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-09-21 (Update: 2015-09-21)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.