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Samsung's foldable phone might have a weaker screen than expected

Gorilla Glass 3 rumoured to be absent.
Samsung Galaxy X concept hero

Samsung's first foldable smartphone is understandably getting a lot of interest, especially since the tech giant confirmed it's coming soon.

But while the handset that's been tentatively dubbed the Galaxy X or Galaxy F is expected to break new ground in terms of its look and functionality, it might not be as durable as some other pricey smartphones.

That's because it's rumoured not to use Gorilla Glass 3, which has become the standard screen glass technology for flagship smartphones.

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This could be due to "technological limitations" of the material, according to a new report.

Making a foldable smartphone understandably comes with its fair share of technical challenges.

Gorilla Glass 3 has to be rigid in order to reinforce the glass screen. Using it would prevent Samsung from letting the screen fold.

However, that's not to say the foldable phone's screen will be weak.

Samsung will reportedly use a rival protection technology made by Sumitomo Chemical of Japan. So all is not lost, foldable phone fans.

The handset should go on sale in the next few months. We'll bring you more news as we get it.


ET News via SamMobile

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