Samsung is building a new, unbreakable smartphone display. Samsung Display today unveiled the new flexible OLED display panel, which is capable of surviving rigorous drop tests.
The unbreakable display, certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), an official testing company for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, has gone through multiple rigorous tests before obtaining the certification. The display features an unbreakable substrate that makes the display so tough, in case you were wondering.
“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,” said Hojung Kim, the GM of Samsung Display’s communication team.
The tests done by the UL showed the new Samsung display panel is incredibly strong. In fact, it apparently survived 1.2 meter drops 26 times in a row. Yes — the display was dropped 26 times in a row, 1.2 meters above the ground, and it continued to function properly without any damage. To further test the display’s durability, the panel was tested under different temperatures and passed the tests without any damage. In fact, Samsung says the display even survived 1.8-meter drops without any damage done to the panel which is really incredible.
Of course, we probably won’t get to use Samsung’s new display panel with our next smartphones, but they shouldn’t be too far away. Samsung even says the company envisions the display to be used in other products like the display in your car’s infotainment system, mobile military devices, educational tablets, etc.