Samsung Unveils 'Unbreakable' OLED Display Panel, Certified by Underwriters Laboratories

29 July, 2018, 05:15 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Samsung announces new 'unbreakable' display that survives punishing UL certification

According to the statement, UL put the display under "real-time durability test" that was based on the military standards established by the Department of Defense in the United States.

Samsung said its flexible panel "functioned normally, with no damage to its front, side or edges" even after being dropped from almost 4 feet 26 times.

The new OLED display by Samsung is made using a special material that is placed on the substrate and topped with this plastic giving maximum security to the device, making it unbreakable and versatile. So when Samsung says unbreakable it's more than just a marketing term that means very little - like "unlimited" data plans that have fair use clauses attached. In fact, even after a drop test at 1.8 metres (nearly 6 feet), which is higher than the USA military standard, these new panels showed no signs of damage.

The UL-certified panel can be used widely from auto display consoles and portable devices to electronic products which require high durability. In comparison, most current smartphone screens are covered with some form of glass. In fact, Samsung says the display even survived 1.8-meter drops without any damage done to the panel which is really incredible.

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In order to prove its display is unbreakable, Samsung called on the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to evaluate the device. UL has revealed that the panels were unscathed after being dropped 26 times from a height of 4 feet. In another rather extreme test, the OLED display was subject to radical temperatures ranging from a low of -25F to a high of 160F.

The display maker said the potential usage of its unbreakable panel includes not only smartphones, but also displays for automobiles, mobile military devices, portable game consoles and tablet PCs.

Samsung Display is expediting the commercialization of an unbreakable smartphone display. However, we might see them in Galaxy S10 range which will be unveiled early next year and is expected to come with a lot of upgrades.

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