Samsung and LG to Put Sapphire Glass Into Their Phones

Samsung and LG have long trusted the ability of Corning’s Gorilla Glass panels to withstand every day wear and tear, which made it the panel of choice for the two companies’ smartphones and tablets. But if a recent rumour turns out to be true, we may see a new kind of glass to protect the future generations of Galaxies and L-Series phones. According to reports from South Korea the two companies have been…



Samsung and LG have long trusted the ability of Corning’s Gorilla Glass panels to withstand every day wear and tear, which made it the panel of choice for the two companies’ smartphones and tablets. But if a recent rumour turns out to be true, we may see a new kind of glass to protect the future generations of Galaxies and L-Series phones.

According to reports from South Korea the two companies have been reaching out to Sapphire crystal manufacturers and are requesting product samples. The material has been used mostly in the manufacture of watches and in few luxury smartphones like those from Vertu and Tag Heuer.

Sapphire crystal is very tough and has a high level of scratch resistance. But it is very expensive to manufacture which will also raise the manufacturing cost of a smartphone, which will then raise the final price of the device.

The upcoming Apple iPhone 6 will reportedly use a Sapphire crystal display. But then again, Apple has always asked premium prices for its iPhones while LG and Samsung has focused on providing a broader selection of products for different price points. If both companies adopt the use of Sapphire crystal, wouldn’t that mean that future models will also be more expensive, unless of course they’ve found a way to mass produce the panels at a lower cost? What do you think?

Get the freshest tech news from CyberShack

Leave a Reply