Samsung is planning to launch a display with an AMOLED plastic panel on the universal board within two years. Why? Because by switching to the plastic panel, the AMOLED display would become unbreakable.
Samsung’s process in making the indestructible screen is to put a thin film transistor (TFT) on the plastic panel and to replace the vinyl protection sheet with polyimide film. Of course, if you drop your phone the glass will still break, but at least you’ll have a working touchscreen underneath the shards.
Samsung plans to start producing these new AMOLED screens in two years. Let’s hope they can figure out how to make AMOLED readable in the sun by then, too. [OLED-display.net]