To date Samsung has largely relied on Corning’s Gorilla Glass for their smartphone displays. This isn’t surprising given that Corning has supplied many OEMs with their glass displays which are favored due to their tough and scratch-resistant nature. In fact on Corning’s website, Samsung’s latest flagship phones are currently using Gorilla Glass.
However that could soon change. According to recent sightings, it seems like Samsung has applied for registration for the Turtle Glass branding. While we can’t say for sure what exactly is Turtle Glass, it doesn’t really take much to figure out that it could potentially be an alternative to Gorilla Glass.
After all turtles are known for the hard shells, which is what Samsung might be trying to imply here. Unfortunately it is unclear as to how far along Samsung is with regards to the development of Turtle Glass, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it made its way into the Samsung Galaxy S7 next year.
It also might not be that Samsung will abandon Corning entirely. We have seen Samsung continue to push out phones powered by Qualcomm’s chipsets despite them making their own line of Exynos chipsets, so perhaps Turtle Glass could be used selectively here as well. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now since Samsung hasn’t announced anything official yet.