Samsung Display, the Samsung display unit, has announced that it is working on unbreakable OLED displays. These panels have already been certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and by the US Department of Labor’s official Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
UL certification means unbreakable OLED panels have remained intact when dropped from a height of 4 feet (1.2 meters) and have not suffered any damage to extreme temperatures. The company says these panels can withstand even when they fall from a height of about 6 feet on the ground.
The new UL-certified panels will be used on smartphones, but Samsung also said they will also be used on car screens, mobile military devices, portable game consoles, tablets and PCs.
“Enhanced plastic is particularly suited to portable electronic devices, not only because of its unbreakable features but also because of its light weight, permeability and hardness, which are similar to glass,” said Hojung Kim, general manager of Samsung’s communications team.
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. Samsung says that current-glass screens made of glass break relatively easily or leave cracks after a heavy blow or fall.
This particular UL certified display means it is ready for use in consumer products. Samsung plans to put unbreakable OLED displays on Galaxy Note 9, but this event has not yet been finalized. There is also the possibility that Samsung could use these panels on its flexible (foldable) phone named Galaxy X.
To show Samsung the resilience of the new OLED displays, it published a video for the true reason that shows that the new OLED panel does not break even when hammering with a strong hammer power and even repeatedly. See the video below.