Published: Sun, July 29, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Samsungs flexible, unbreakable OLED panel gets US approval

Samsungs flexible, unbreakable OLED panel gets US approval

A new type of smartphone display panel made by Samsung Display has passed a series of durability tests in the USA, which saw it surpass standards set out by the Department of Defense. So to try and tackle this problem, Samsung claims to have come up with their own solution, which is an unbreakable flexible OLED panel.

Samsung Display's general manager of the communication team, Hojung Kim, said this fortified plastic window is similar to glass in terms of weight, transmissivity and hardness, so it should be able to replace glass without too much hassle. Be it the vibrant colors, or the curved edges on its flagships, Samsung's AMOLED panels are impeccable. The testing included several successive drops from 4 feet (1.2 meters) and a successful drop test from 6 feet (1.8 meters).

Samsung said it received certification in the United States for an "unbreakable" and flexible display, as smartphone makers race to unveil the world's first folding smartphone. Motorola's plastic "ShatterShield" screen prevented some damage to smartphone displays, but they were more prone to scratching than glass displays. It also tested the screen in temperatures between -32 degrees and 71 degrees to determine how well it would function in extreme temperatures. Amazingly, Samsung's panels "still continued to operate normally with no evident signs of damage", as reported by Techradar. The unbreakable panel was not broken even when it was dropped from height of 1.8 meter which is higher than the standard. preparing to launch a foldable smartphone, the company today debuted a bendable mobile display it hails as "unbreakable". Regardless, by making this announcement, Samsung is putting other manufacturers on notice, since an unbreakable display could be a unique draw for customers and a big sales booster.

Beyond smartphones, Samsung believes the display could prove useful for auto display consoles, mobile military devices, portable game consoles and tablet PCs.

So the new unbreakable and flexible screen is good news for consumers, we must wait until it starts showing up in real devices.

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