Samsung – the South Korean tech leader has claimed to develop an ‘unbreakable’ OLED screen for the future smartphones and gadgets making them more flexible as compared to present glass-made panels.
The traditional smartphone displays are fragile enough to sustain jerk and bend; resulting in cracking or shattering. However, Samsung has built new panel with a “fortified plastic window” that is meant to resist uneven usage and careless handling.
The company has tested the display and it survived 26 drops from 4-6 feet height and continued to function normally with no damage to its front, sides or edges. This really justifies the Samsung’s claim of ‘unbreakable’ display.
The new panel has also been tested at extreme temperatures and proved resistant at a wide range of 71°C to -32°C (160°F to -25.6°F). The Korean tech giant further claims that its tests were verified by Underwriters Laboratories – a company that does testing for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Hojung Kim, General Manager of the Samsung Communication Display Team said:
The fortified plastic window is especially suitable for portable electronic devices not only because of its unbreakable characteristics, but also because of its lightweight, transmissivity, and hardness, which are all very similar to glass.
However, Samsung has not made it clear when a smartphone is planned to launch with an “unbreakable” display. Most probably, the flagship devices of 2019 would feature the next generation of displays as it’s unlikely to come in the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 that is due to be announced on August 9th this year.