If there is a weak point on most smartphones, it would be the display as this is generally made from glass. While companies such as Corning have come a long way in developing glass that is more durable, the fact of the matter is that at the end of the day, it is still glass and a phone falling at the wrong angle will still result in your display cracking.
However Samsung thinks that they might have found the solution as the company is now boasting that they have developed an “unbreakable” OLED display panel that has been certified by the UL (Underwriters Laboratories), which for those unfamiliar is an official testing company for OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.
This means that the use of the term “unbreakable” isn’t a fancy marketing term used by Samsung, but one that has apparently been proven to be true enough by UL, where the display was tested using military standards. It is said to be capable of surviving drops from as high as 1.2 meters off the ground, 26 times in succession, and also capable of surviving varying temperatures from as hot as 71 degrees to as low as -32 degrees, where it continued to function normally without any damages to its front, sides, or edges.
Samsung is a bit vague on how they achieved this, but mentions the use of a fortified plastic window. It is also unclear as to when the company plans on using this new display, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it found its way to future Samsung mobile devices, such as the Galaxy Note 9 (we hope) or 2019’s Galaxy S10.
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