Corning’s Gorilla Glass had made it’s round of fame around the world ever since Steve Jobs picked it up and used it in iPhone. As soon as iPhone used it, nearly all major smartphone vendors followed suit. Gorilla Glass is well-known for it’s extra-ordinary durability and strength. Now, Samsung and Corning have joined hands to create scratch-resistant OLED displays based on Samsung’s OLED screens and Corning’s Lotus glass technology.
According to industry experts this new joint-venture, to be based in South Korea, will see a lot of growth in coming years. The boom in the OLED market is expected to fuel the growth of this partnership.
Given that Samsung has secured an early presence in the OLED display market and showcasing flexible OLED displays for some time now, a flexible glass technology was overdue. And, Corning’s Lotus glass seems to cater to Samsung’s vision for flexible displays.
Corning unveiled the Lotus glass technology last October. This new kind of glass ensures the same durability as Gorilla Glass but also enhances picture quality and lot better display resolution. Moreover, it also ensures better response time and reduces the power requirements of the screen. According to an official statement released by Corning,
“The intrinsic thermal consistency of Corning Lotus Glass allows it to retain its shape and quality during high-temperature processing. Decreased compaction and variation during the crystallization and activation step further reduces stress and distortions to the substrate. This enables tighter design rules in advanced backplanes for higher resolution and faster response time.”
Although, Samsung or Corning hasn’t specified the types of devices on which Lotus Glass will be used, it is expected that it will used in mobile displays with a debut on Galaxy Nexus line.