Samsung Display’s Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) has been used only in Samsung foldable phone models till now but that may change. As per a report by ET News, Korea, the South Korean tech giant may be looking to expand its customer base for the UTG glass panels, starting with none other than Google. The report claims that Samsung may make UTG panels for Google’s first ever foldable phone, most likely to be called the Google Pixel Fold and start shipping them from the second half of 2021.
Though not much is known about the foldable phone from Google, there have been rumours regarding it from some tipsters and industry analysts. Tipster Jon Prosser has said that the foldable phone from Google could launch late this year or in the beginning of next year. As per display industry analyst Ross Young, the Pixel Fold could launch in the second half of this year only.
It’s just not Google. Other smartphone makers like Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo too are said to be developing their own foldable devices. If Samsung plans to ship them the UTG also, then it is going to be quite lucrative for the tech giant.
Samsung was the first company to launch a foldable phone. Called the Galaxy Fold, the phone
sported a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED main display with an aspect ratio of 4.2:3. There is a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display when you fold the phone. The cover display comes with an aspect ratio of 21:9. The device comes powered by a 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor with 12GB RAM(LPDDR4x), and has a UFS3.0 internal storage of 512GB. It is devoid of any microSD card slot for additional storage. The smartphone came backed by a 4,380mAh battery which is Fast Charging-compatible on wired and wireless.