Corning Willow Glass is flexible, bendable, could define the future of displays
0. phoneArena 04 Jun 2012, 08:39 posted on
If you don’t think that glass can bend like shown in the image below, you’re wrong. Corning has just proved this with its new Willow Glass, a type of glass made using...
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15. Ivan6479 (Posts: 248; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Actually Samsung has been working on their own flexible displays and they shouldn't be too far away, so lets keep are fingers crossed that it does end up in the Galaxy S IV.
3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)
So when you touch the screen it will flex?
13. Ivan6479 (Posts: 248; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I seriously doubt that, but it will definitely flex and absorb impact when needed, which should mean no more cracked displays!! :)
4. hung2900 (Posts: 909; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Flexible and unbreakable -> No more drop test!
5. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 562; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
i dont like flexible glass on the screen. it feels like it is a resistive touchscreen. but maybe manufacturers can avoid it when applied on products
6. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Being paired with the display, and touch sensor would probably give it some rigidity. Especially if all parts of the display are bought as close together as possible.
7. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
Very cool. This is a much needed technology. Samsung should buy Corning right now.
14. pegasso (Posts: 250; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
samsung and corning already formed their partnership since 1973.
no need to buy nothing.
8. EasyMade (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Corning can buy Samsung, Apple, LG, Facebook altogether and still have billions to spare...this ain't no nickel and dime company
12. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
Looks like Samsung already has a partnership with Corning under the highly original name: Samsung Corning Precision Glass.
9. greatGreekGeek (unregistered)
Corning Inc. was found around 1850(damn me) and the gorilla glass was developed around 1960(under a different name, o'course). And actually it was Steve Jobs who first used gorilla glass in the original iPhone. And Corning has only seen the skies since then.
11. greatGreekGeek (unregistered)
waiting for the time when we'll just carry such bendable transparent strips in our pockets instead of the fancy stuff we have right now.
16. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
put that display on LUmia.. Polycarbonate + flexible body and Screen = Unbreakable with windows 8
17. troutsy (Posts: 307; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Allowing the PCB to be the most rigid part in the phone = fail.