Samsung may introduce Turtle Glass to compete with Corning
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.