SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Display Co. said Thursday its unbreakable smartphone panel has been certified in the United States, claiming it can be applied on various devices from smartphones to military equipment.
The display maker, under tech giant Samsung Electronics Co., said the unbreakable panel was approved by Underwriters Laboratories, an official testing company for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Samsung said the examination was conducted by dropping the display from a height of 1.2 meters 26 times, along with temperature tests from minus 32 degrees Celsius to 71 degrees Celsius.
“Even in a subsequent 1.8-meters drop test — significantly higher than the U.S. military standard — Samsung Display’s unbreakable panel operated normally with no sign of damage,” the company said.
Samsung Display said flexible the OLED panel comes with an unbreakable substrate and an overlay window securely attached to it.
“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, the company said.
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.