Something we could all use – unbreakable phone screens
Samsung claims to have done it… created an “unbreakable” and flexible display to be used in smartphones. The average smartphone display is covered in glass and is very prone to shattering. However, Samsung will be coating their new screens with a “fortified plastic window.”
It can be dropped… from about 4-6 feet without breaking which means you can drop it – unless you are freakishly tall. So technically not unbreakable and certainly not indestructible, especially for the accident-prone. These claims have been verified by Underwriters Laboratories, a company that does testing for OSHA (so they are probably legit).
There are durable options… such as ‘Gorilla Glass 6′ by Corning which is less likely to crack when dropped, but it doesn’t flex. There have also been plastic screens that could flex but were much more prone to scratches. Thus, the crack-resistant, flexible screen is pretty cool. The new screen should debut this year with Samsung’s foldable (yes, foldable) smartphone.