Samsung Display has announced that it has successfully created an unbreakable smartphone panel, that could appear in the Galaxy S10.
The new type of screen uses a flexible OLED display overlaid with a fortified plastic window instead of glass.
Current phone displays are more susceptible to cracking and breaking on impact.
This claim goes beyond the manufacturer though, as the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has certified this new panel technology.
The UL is an official testing company for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA).
The OSHA testing standards are military grade as they were set by the US. Department of Defense.
As such the panel was drop tested from 1.2 metres 26 times in a row at varying degrees and temperatures.
The panel continued to function normally with no damage to its front, sides or edges.
The test was then taken to a level above military grade standards and dropped from 1.8 metres.
The panel still operated normally with no signs of damage.
Samsung has already used flexible OLED displays in devices to show off this tech in the past but covered in a traditional glass window.
The display is expected to get used not only in smartphones but also in automobiles, mobile military devices, portable games consoles and tablet PCs aimed at e-learning use.
The Samsung unbreakable display could be used in smartphones coming soon like the Galaxy S10.
Although this may be saved for a new type of smartphone in the form of the foldable Galaxy X.
The Samsung Galaxy X, rumoured to launch in early 2019, should feature a 7-inch display that can fold over completely.
While the folding will be useful for portability of a larger display, this unbreakable screen could be the real selling factor.
Samsung Display could supply this screen to multiple manufacturers, meaning we may see this type of screen on lots of phones in the near future.
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