While Samsung has introduced their new 'Unbreakable' OLED Display Panel, Apple is likely to go with Gorilla Glass 6
This evening in the U.S. and July 26th in South Korea, Samsung revealed what they describe as a new "Unbreakable" Display Panel. Samsung's press release states that the "unbreakable smartphone panel has just been certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), an official testing company for OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Samsung Display said that in addition to being used on smartphones, the newly developed display is expected to find viable markets with other electronic products such as display consoles for automobiles, mobile military devices, portable game consoles and tablet PCs for e-learning.
According to UL, the unbreakable display developed by Samsung Display passed the rigorous real-time durability test that is based on military standards set by the U.S. Department of Defense. After a drop test administered at 1.2 meters (nearly 4 feet) above the ground 26 times in succession, and accompanying high (71 degrees) and low (-32 degrees) temperature tests, the Samsung unbreakable panel continued to function normally with no damage to its front, sides or edges. You could read the full press release here for more details.
While Samsung is likely to promote their new unbreakable OLED display on their new Note smartphone launching on August 9th, Apple is likely to stick with Gorilla Glass 6 that was just announced last week.
At the 2:43 mark of the video below we've given the impression that Gorilla Glass is not only used on the face of the iPhone but also the back of the new iPhones that promote wireless charging. Considering that Apple made a $200 million dollar investment in a new Corning plant, I think it's safe to assume that Apple will be using Gorilla Glass 6 on next-gen iPhones and not Samsung's latest competing glass.
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