26 July 2018
Samsung today announced that it has recently developed a flexible and unbreakable OLED- smartphone panel which has also received certification from US-based global safety consulting and certification firm, Underwriters Laboratories which is developed by “Samsung Display”, the flexible OLED panel is designed with an unbreakable substrate and an overlay window securely adhered to it, the company revealed in a blog post today.
“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, General Manager of the Communication Team, Samsung Display Company. Current generation flexible display products attach a glass-covered window to their display that often breaks when severely impacted.
“According to UL, the unbreakable display developed by ‘Samsung Display’ passed the rigorous real-time durability test that is based on military standards set by the U.S. Department of Defence,” the post added.
The test has done 26 successive drops from a height of 1.2 meters and extreme temperature based test which includes 71 degree Celsius and a -32 degree Celsius, with sustaining all of which the unbreakable panel continued to function just like normal with no damage to any of its edges, front or sides.
Apart from this to be used on smartphones, this newly developed display is expected to find the viable markets with other electronic gadgets which include display console for automobiles, portable game console, tablets for e-learning and mobile military devices.
(Image Credits – Samsung)