Samsung's first-gen folding phone was rough around the edges, but with each new device comes plenty of refinement, proving the tech is here to stay. It's no secret that the company is working on follow-ups to last year's Galaxy Z lineup, and we might be looking at a preview of what's to come. As part of Display Week 2021, Samsung Display unveiled some new OLED panels today that could hint at the future of smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the first folding phone with a glass display — an impressive feat, though so far, it hasn't exactly proven to be very durable. The company still believes in its product and has decided to commercialize and scale up production of the Z Flip's display cover (not the OLED panel itself, but the layer on top of it). The ultra-thin glass (UTG) will be available for purchase for other manufacturers building foldable devices.