Broken mobile phone screens and bulky tablets could be over as soon as 2012, with Samsung engineers creating a bendy phone that can withstand some of the harshest blows.
Instead of using glass, the AMOLED screen will be coated in “rollable [and] bendable” plastic polyimide substrate, which is strong enough to “survive blows from a hammer.”
A ‘miracle material’ known as graphene is being credited for the advancement, with scientists from Columbia university claiming it’s the strongest material in the world, “some 200 times stronger than structural steel.”
Atom-thick layers of graphene will be sandwiched together to create a layer protecting the phones liquid crystal screen.
Although the breakthrough is impressive on its own, the phone still carries high end features, including a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and an AMOLED screen with 800 x 400 resolution.
The phone has been dubbed Galaxy Skin and although it hasn’t been confirmed yet by Samsung, the internet-mill is pointing to a 2012 release.