Samsung and LG are Exploring Sapphire Glass

Posted May 23, 2014 at 2:51pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 4994 views

Both Samsung and LG are reportedly sampling sapphire glass from manufacturers for possible use in their mobile devices. Industry insiders say the companies reviewed the material last year as well but found it too expensive to adopt, reports the Electronic Times via GforGames.

This year however, the aforementioned Korean tech giants might be forced by the industry to reconsider their decision. With numerous other gadget manufacturers putting a lot of thought into making sapphire glass feasible, and with Apple already operating the sapphire glass processing plant in US, Arizona, LG and Samsung are supposedly going to jump on the sapphire display bandwagon sooner rather than later.

GT Advanced has already begun shipping sapphire to Apple partners in China and the companies may be looking to expand operations at the yet to be completed Mesa, Arizona facility.

Notably, it's been suggested that Apple not only plans to use sapphire glass for the iPhone 6 but that the sapphire glass will also function as a solar charging panel for the device.

It's clear that Apple has big plans for sapphire crystal and its competitors have taken notice.

Read More [via GforGames]

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Great! - May 23, 2014 at 3:42pm
It's so obvious that Samsung and LG are followers. There's so much proof it takes a special kind of people to be blind to it. And those same people are daft enough to claim that Apple are the ones copying instead.
Fukscrawn John - May 23, 2014 at 4:15pm
Unbelievable you claimed lg and samshit are followers yet you just without explination claimed apple is copying instead, sure" blind" people, the irony.
{Anthony} - May 23, 2014 at 4:23pm
I can't help but assume, that you did not understand Great!'s comment...
Fukscrawn John - May 23, 2014 at 4:25pm
What understand when he is mow against Read carefully it said "apple copied instead" when he clearly concluded "Samsung and lg followed"
{Anthony} - May 23, 2014 at 8:20pm
You sound like more of an Android Person, Than An Apple Person.. And here's why. it said: "AND THOES SAME PEOPLE are daft enough to claim that Apple are the ones copying instead." He himself, is not implying that.... I'm not an english teacher... This is f'n stupid....
Fukscrawn John - May 23, 2014 at 8:23pm
Stupid enough for you to be educated of course, in what way is he not implying it? If we actually heard by the way it sounds it's easy to tell because you know what they say, action speaks louder than words and compared to this your arguments continue to be invalid.
Great! - May 24, 2014 at 1:03am
FJ, you're a special kind if people.
Great! - May 24, 2014 at 1:04am
FJ, you're a special kind of people.
Fukscrawn John - May 23, 2014 at 3:31pm
There's your answer Android strolls. Waiting for apple to try to be them.
{Anthony} - May 23, 2014 at 2:57pm
LOL..... these fuckin' followers.... #AppleNation
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