LG and Samsung to start using sapphire displays
According to a new report coming out of Korea's, LG and Samsung are asking for samples of sapphire displays from manufacturers. Although this could be used for practically any consumer product, its no coincident that it is being sought after by two smartphone manufacturers. It’s perfectly normal to assume that the two companies are looking to use the display in its future mobile devices.
According to earlier reports both companies were interested in using these displays early last year, but decided to backed out due to manufacturing and cost related issues. There is no confirmation yet on whether Samsung or LG will actually use sapphire displays for its future devices, but it is most likely to happen given the manufacturers’ urge to remain competitive in the industry.It is Apple which brought sapphire display into prominence as it has invested quite a lot on this technology. The iPhone 6 is expected to have these displays as well. The Sapphire glass is usually known for its resistance and is the reason why it’s used predominantly in modern wrist watches.
It will be quite interesting if Android OEMs could jump on the sapphire glass bandwagon in a bid to provide something new to the customers, although it will also mean that buyers will have to shell out plenty more for the devices up front.