Samsung and Corning strike a deal over OLED glass
Just as the first images of a purported Samsung device with a flexible displays leak out, news arrive that the Korean company has reached a deal with Corning, makers of Gorilla Glass, over a joint project, possibly for a flexible OLED glass.
The project will combine Samsung’s expertise in making OLED displays with Corning prowess as a glass maker and particularly its Lotus Glass screen. The latter is a glass substrate that is placed above the traditional display, but differs in that it can easily flex and doesn’t break easily. Of course, this open the path to curved phones, of which Samsung already has three models - the Nexus S, the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S Advance.
Previously, we’ve also heard about the possibility of seeing the first screen with a bendable display in 2012.
This year, expectations are that OLED technology will start appearing more in smartphones as phone makers look to improve the color reproduction on their displays. OLED is also more energy-savvy than traditional LCD.