Samsung developing an 'unbreakable' flexible display

Samsung developing an 'unbreakable' flexible display

These tests meant the panel was dropped 26 times in a row at varying angles and temperatures from 1.2 metres. However, they believe this new and more robust display panel can also find adoption on vehicle display consoles, tablet PCs, portable game consoles and mobile military devices. The screens faced 28 drops from a height of 4 feet.

Samsung's new screen is a flexible OLED panel that's sandwiched between an "unbreakable substrate" and a fortified plastic window, instead of the glass that's used on most smartphones.

This differs from current flexible-display designs, which use a glass-covered window that "often breaks" when dropped, according to Samsung.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an official testing company for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the USA has tested Samsung's flexible "unbreakable" OLED panel, giving it the green light to be used in future smartphones. The display was also subjected to drops from six feet, which is significantly higher than the US military standard, with no signs of damage. The newly developed display is expected to be applicable to other markets too, with Samsung highlighting automobiles, mobile military devices, portable game consoles and tablet PCs as potential landing spots.

Lenovo delivers the first Google Assistant smart display
The display can also stream live or recorded YouTube TV shows , YouTube Music, HBO Now, Google Play Music, Spotify and Pandora. One of the cooler features, in my opinion, is the option to get step-by-step cooking recipes with Google Assistant.

Demare posts 1st home team win; Thomas keeps Tour lead
But before he did, Australian pair Luke Durbridge and Mathew Hayman were among five escapees on the 171km run from Trie-sur-Baise. Brit Geraint Thomas retained his 1-minute, 59-second lead over the Netherland's Tom Dumoulin in the overall standings.

'No evidence to support' ISIS was behind Toronto attack
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to express his condolences to the affected families. Your mom is at the hospital.' He'd say, 'Oh [Malik], I'll make a sandwich". "Then I saw Reese Fallon".

The panel "continued to function normally with no damage to its front, sides, or edges", says Samsung, and the company even took it up a notch by dropping the phone from 1.8 meters, or about 6 feet.

Given that the display was just certified by UL, it seems unlikely that it will appear in Samsung's soon-to-be-released Galaxy Note 9 phone, which is due out in the next few months.

The firm and rivals such as compatriot LG Display Co Ltd have always been developing flexible screens as they compete to make more innovative devices.

The reported device has a screen that can be folded in half like a wallet and features a 7-inch display.

Related Articles