Just when we thought it was completely blocked, the voice phone engine of the folding phones started firing on all the cylinders. After Samsung officially revealed that the Galaxy Fold launch will take place by September, we received a warning that will take place on the 18th of next month, more or less when Apple will launch the iPhone 2019.
The next one on the line was a preview of the greatly improved Mate X, Fold’s main competitor, which will now include the latest processor and camera set when it is launched in October, which makes it a step above the Fold in those aspects, but also more expensive.
Like pouring even more water into the folding voices factory, a report on the first “mid-range” in this new category, the RAZR 2019 from Motorola, says it will cost much less than the Mate X and will launch at Verizon in time for the holidays. Its unique clamshell design that folds around the horizontal axis rather than the vertical axis won’t stay that long since Samsung is apparently also preparing a shell with a folding screen, scheduled to appear in 2020, whose patent can be seen on below.
There are many new developments regarding the folding for just two days, but now we are also learning the true successor of the Galaxy Fold. Around the news that Samsung will switch to a local supplier for the Fold 2 glass lid, the Korean media report that it will have an 8 “screen larger than the 7.3” OG Fold panel.
Yes, you read the cover glass correctly. Apparently, the current commercial dispute with Japan that saw the island nation limit its rare exports to Korea due to the unfortunate events that occurred decades ago hit Samsung in three ways. He felt the pinch in supplies of OLED pixel material, the components of the memory chip and the … Galaxy Fold cover film.
The latter is made by the Japanese Sumitomo with resistant polyimide (PI) and is subject to such commercial restrictions. Composed of the top layer of the flexible screen package of the Galaxy Fold, it is actually an integral part of the screen. This was not entirely clear in the preview units sent by Samsung and some tried to remove it, ruining the phone screen in the process.
While Samsung has solved the problem by extending the IP coverage to the corners of the updated fold, so since it doesn’t look like a screen protector, apparently decided to move away from such films in the future.
An 8 ” Glass Plate That Folds
A Korean publication called The Bell now reports that it will switch to a national supplier to cover the needs of the 8 “Fold 2 cover glass, using DoInsys services, although Corning and Schott, whose flexible glass image is in the header, However, DoInsys, however, has developed a protective glass film for folding screens and has obviously created an ultra-thin tempered glass that can be applied to flexible devices last year.
Needless to say, the so-called ultra-thin glass (UTG) is stronger than the “normal” polyimide protective film now used by Galaxy Fold. However, how can glass be bent without breaking? Well, the keyword is quite thin, apparently, as the creation of DoInsys proved surprisingly long-lasting and the company, which had planned to start mass production in 2020, achieved better-than-expected returns by removing another obstacle before Plans Galaxy Fold 2.
Release Date Of Galaxy Fold 2
The move to a glass cover instead of a PI movie for the Galaxy Fold’s successor was planned before the Japanese export-restricted drama. Now it is proving to be doubly beneficial for Samsung, as it will not only bypass Sumitomo’s export restrictions to Korea but will also avoid problems such as the “screen protector” aspect of the IP coverage on the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
As for the launch date of the Galaxy Fold 2, the first batches of DoInsys cover glass for its 8 “screen should have been delivered by the end of the year, which would probably have resulted in a spring 2020 announcement, but with the launch of Fold five months late, Samsung reportedly is waiting for its moment in the order of ultra-thin glass Oh well, at least the folding phone category is becoming more exciting every day.
(Via: The Bell)
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