Asahi Glass has created glass for foldable smartphones
The company Asahi Glass from far Japan is engaged in development and production of protection glasses for various devices, including mobile. Their creations can be found in electronic books, and today she presented a special glass minimum thickness, designed specifically for foldable smartphones.
New glass from Asahi Glass is characterized as very flexible and very thin, because its thickness is only 0.07 mm. Of course, with these parameters, it is not a particularly strong, but manufacturer tries to convince the world otherwise: according to representatives of the marketing division, Asahi Glass, this glass is 80% stronger in comparison with chemically hardened glass.
The characteristics of glass include ultimate tensile stress level of 1200 MPa and the limit radius of curvature of 2.5 mm, which also does not speak of his strength and good flexibility. Glass production can begin as early as this year – everything will depend on orders. Note that the manufacturers of smartphones not really in a hurry to bring to market foldable smartphones, if it’s not about traditional cots – the same Samsung is working on a prototype of the Galaxy X for the fourth year, but he has still not been officially submitted.