It’s a battle of the phones with constant shattered screens. So, in response to our inability to keep screens crack-free, Samsung has revealed an “unbreakable” OLED panel designed for Galaxy smartphones of 2019, according to New Atlas.
Samsung previewed the 6.2-inch, 1,440 x 2,960 pixel panel a few months ago, but it has now been given approval by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
The secret behind the unbreakable screen lies in a special substrate and custom-made overlay that Samsung has created.
“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 Samsung’s Hojung Kim in a statement.
UL had the screen undergo tests based on military standards set by the US Department of Defense. In total, it survived 26 drops from nearly four feet and continued operating as normal. Additionally, it could survive temperatures of 160 degrees Fahrenheit and -26 degrees Fahrenheit.
Samsung also took it one step further by dropping it six feet without any breaks and struck the OLED panel with a hammer with no effects on the screen.
Eventually, the screen may be part of tablets, car displays, portable game consoles and other electronics.