Following Apple, Samsung and LG explore sapphire crystal displays

“According to industry insiders cited by the Korean media earlier today, both Samsung and LG have recently got in touch with sapphire glass manufacturers / suppliers in order to receive a few samples of their work,” G 4 Games reports. “Allegedly, both companies have reviewed the material last year as well, but due to the fact that sapphire glass is a rather expensive material, neither Samsung nor LG have been willing to adopt it.”

“This year however, the aforementioned Korean tech giants might be forced by the industry to reconsider their decision,” G 4 Games reports. “With numerous other gadget manufacturers putting a lot of thought into making sapphire glass feasible, and with Apple already operating the sapphire glass processing plant in US, Arizona, LG and Samsung are supposedly going to jump on the sapphire display bandwagon sooner rather than later.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Good luck with that, slavish copiers.

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    1. That is so true. Rather like Microsoft tried a few years back to give the impression that their tablets were some form of liquid metal substitute when they expected Apple to launch their own and thus gain cachet by association and boasting about getting there first. That con didn’t fool anyone which is the norm when the real thing doesn’t actually happen soon afterwards.

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