Smartphones came and took over the mobile phone market with ease and became part of our daily lives. the fear of breaking the screen and touch pad also became a common threat. the high cost of replacing these displays and the thought of having a technician disassemble your phone which sometimes results it further problems and malfunctions are the main causes of the fear. With this recent announcement from the mobile phone giant, that fear could soon be left behind.
Yesterday, Samsung Display announced that it had developed an unbreakable smartphone panel. To back up such a bold claim, the company had the new panel certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). UL is an official testing company for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the US Department of Labor (OSHA) and helps manufacturers ensure their products meet standards or achieve specific levels of quality and performance.
The combination of a flexible OLED panel and fortified plastic cover resulted in this new level of durability
The testing carried out by UL on Samsung’s display is to military standards set by the US Department of Defense. It involved dropping the display from a height of 1.2 meters (4 feet) a total of 26 times. The temperature was also varied between a high of 71 degrees and low of -32 degrees. After all 26 drops were performed, UL found no damage on the front, sides, or edges of the display. Increasing the height to 1.8 meters (6 feet) also resulted in no damage.
Samsung also developed a plastic cover with a weight, transmissivity, and hardness “very similar to glass.”
As well as smartphones, the unbreakable display will be developed for use in vehicles, portable gaming consoles, tablets, and mobile military devices.
Samsung is a company known for introducing breath taking features and designs into the mobile technology ecosystem. It is not too surprising that they were the one that achieved this awesome milestone. There are speculations that this new display may be featured in their much talked about foldable phone due to be released in the future.