Samsung files in a trademark application for "Turtle Glass", is it parting ways with Corning?


After moving away from Qualcomm (for now) and putting its own Exynos chipsets on its recent high-end devices, Samsung could be parting ways with another one of its long-time business partners - Corning. This is vaguely hinted by a Samsung-issued trademark registration for "Turtle Glass" with the Korean Intellectual Patent Office, suggesting that the company could be prepping its own rival to Corning's sturdy Gorilla Glass. Apart from the name itself, nothing else is known about said Turtle Glass in question, which could end up replacing the Gorilla Glass 4.0 panels it's currently using.

As a refresher, Samsung has been endowing its smartphones with Corning's Gorilla Glass on board since the days of 2010's Galaxy S. From the looks of it, the company behind the Galaxy Note5 and the Galaxy S6 is looking forward to becoming more and more self-sustained. 

It remains to be seen whether the South Korea-based smartphone maker will be indeed prepping its own glass panels or is merely making sure no of its rivals will use the Turtle Glass name. We can also speculate that Turtle Glass might have something to do with the rumored foldable smartphone that Samsung is tipped to release in early 2016, but this should be taken with some salt. Who knows, probably the Galaxy S7 might come with no Gorilla Glass on board.

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