Have you had to pay big bucks because you dropped your smartphone and shattered the screen? Well, pretty soon, you might be able to get a phone with an unbreakable display.
Yesterday at CES, Brian Berkeley, senior vice president of Samsung Display, showed off a prototype of a smartphone with a new kind of display. The phone uses Samsung’s new line of flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays, which are made out of a thin plastic instead of glass. According to a Samsung press release, this “YOUM” display is “bendable” and “virtually unbreakable.”
“Our team was able to make a high resolution display on extremely thin plastic instead of glass, so it won’t break even if it’s dropped,” said Berkeley in the presentation. “This new form factor will really begin to change how people interact with their devices, opening up new lifestyle possibilities … [and] allow our partners to create a whole new ecosystem of devices.”