Come 2019, the world would breathe a sigh of relief as many of us might not have to worry about phone damages anymore. Science keeps improving, the quality of products around us has to follow suit. In the world of tech today when smartphone display is the subject, Samsung comes to mind. This time, Samsung has made a big move again by making an Unbreakable OLED display.
Samsung has just developed an “Unbreakable” OLED screen
It is no news that this Koreans are dominant in this domain especially in the making of OLED screens. Recently, Samsung’s display technologies announced it’s developed an “unbreakable” display smartphones.
Samsung Display has found a way to encase its display technology inside a plastic-coated frame that allows it to remain flexible while still offering the same level of protection as on the display technology in glass.
Unbreakable display from Samsung passes test
This has now been certified by UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories ). They decide if a tech or science product is safe for use in global markets. Marking it as a truly viable product that is “unbreakable”.
The standard-regulation body has taken the display and has subjected it to a series of test to verify Samsung claims. Using tests set to standards by the US Department of Defense, the panel was dropped from 1.2 metres 26 times in succession. It was also subjected to temperatures of 71 degrees Celsius and -32 degrees Celsius. At the end of the testing, Samsung reports that the “unbreakable panel continued to function normally with no damage to its front, sides or edges.”
The UL also dropped the panel from a 1.8-metre drop. This is higher than military certification standards – and the display suffered no damage.
Samsung might need to take it a step further
Inasmuch as this seems to be an enormous milestone for Samsung, some phone users still feel unimpressed. Demanding to see an anti-scratch test to see how well the display can handle objects that can cause permanent inscriptions.
“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,” quoting Hojung Kim, general manager of the Communication Team at Samsung Display.
The technology is labeled “smartphone panel”. But the innovation behind its construction could easily be used in other displays. Car displays, military devices, tablets and portable games consoles. Definitely, mobile devices first because they tend to fall more often than others.
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When will the unbreakable display roll out??
Should we expect to see the unbreakable display in the Samsung Note 9? I think expecting to see this display in the forthcoming device is just being too hopefully if you ask me. Yea, it’s a fair point to say ‘the Note 9 has been in production for a while now and the display is certified, it’s perfect to go on sale right now’ – but have you thought of how expensive that’s going to be ? It’s almost certain to be crazy expensive.
Samsung should be considering a later date and 2019’s flagship phones might just be the lucky ones.
There is the talk of foldable smartphone in town, infact strong sources suggest that it would arrive in the first half of 2019. And with the invention of a bendable screen, Samsung looks all set to make the impossible possible.