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Samsung Is Getting Sassy

One company's slow determination to conquer the world

Samsung Is Getting Sassy

Owned by Corning, Gorilla Glass is the industry leading brand for protective tempered glasses, most commonly used for smartphones and tablets. Gorilla Glass covers an astonishing amount of the world’s mobile devices.

The more popular Samsung becomes, the more independent she (for the purpose of this article, Samsung shall henceforth be a she) is getting.

She doesn’t need no man to do her job. She got her own operating system (Tizen), she got her own semiconductors (Exynos). She does not need to depend on Android or Qualcomm.

She already makes her own displays, which is completely novel within the smartphone industry. The only thing that’s been holding her back is a Gorilla. Gorilla Glass, in fact.

Even though Samsung manages to create her own displays, the protective glass is not amongst which she can call hers.

Owned by Corning, Gorilla Glass is the industry leading brand for protective tempered glasses, most commonly used for smartphones and tablets. Gorilla Glass covers an astonishing amount of the world’s mobile devices. In fact, it’s not the only glass in the industry (although they would certainly prefer us think that), but most people wouldn’t know it, much to Kyocera’s and Asahi’s chagrin. With by far the biggest profile, Gorilla Glass covers devices of all makes, from Apple to LG to OnePlus.

Turtles are tough as nails, and their shells are nearly impenetrable. Which is why rumors of Samsung’s “Turtle Glass” might just be the undoing for one such primate.

That’s why it’s little surprise that Samsung is ready to spread her wings and fly.

Rumors are afoot that Samsung’s newest play for world dominance involves a turtle.

Turtles are tough as nails, and their shells are nearly impenetrable. Much, much tougher than gorillas. Which is why rumors of Samsung’s “Turtle Glass” might just be the undoing for one such primate.

Obviously as the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, Samsung has a large amount of control over the subsequent markets. So if the rumors are true, and they’re making their own Turtle Glass, this will be pretty devastating to the other glasses brands.

It hasn’t been officially announced yet, but it’s already registered under that name in the Korean Intellectual Patent Office. It’s true it could just be a patent and not yet a product, but either way, it means its coming soon.

It would be perfect timing it was a product though, because it means we might see it on Samsung’s newest and most exciting project: the foldable device. Projected to happen early next year, it’s been codenamed “Project Valley”, and it’s a foldable smartphone/tablet - so it will need a protective layer of turtle.

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