Samsung OLED is Virtually Indestructible

Ever seen a broken LCD screen? Not pretty. Not at all. It's just one big explosion of black liquid that reminds me of a very freaked out squid.

Samsung's OLED technology, however, appears to hold up much better under pressure. We're not just talking about tense situations here, but literal pressure of a hammer pounding it directly. Check it out below:

But will it blend? Probably. Regardless, that's one resilient OLED. Of course, the OLED screen will most likely be placed on top of circuitry, so any attempt to hammer a device that carries such a screen might not destroy the display right away, but will do some damage to everything else.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • h0llow
    An indestructible TV screen for the Nintendo Wii anyone?
  • lucuis
    I can't wait till OLED screens are mainstream!
  • really cool product. as long as they dont market it as indestructible they should be fine
  • yang
    holy crap anybody else amazed by how thin the oled screen is!? this IS the future!

    P.S. Son dambi=awesome.
  • orbitron
    YEA!!! Controller proof. LOL!!!
  • AMDnoob
    very cool. 5-10 years we'll all have at least one of these things in our possesion. But i got a question. What happens if you crease it. Not just bend it, but like bend the screen in half and then hammer at the crease. I'm assuming that's gotta do some damage, but idk.
  • Gin Fushicho
    Wow ,that thing is thin. Wonder what connector is used to hook up HD signals to that? =p
  • HibyPrime
    I can't believe how bright the screen is considering it's so small. Man, LCD's have nothing on this tech.

    I'd like to see how much force it takes to actually destroy one. Like, if the guy bent it to the point of creasing etc.
  • ale555666
    WOW impressive stuff.
  • tayb
    Very impressive but "virtually indestructible" is a bit of a stretch. I'm not sure you could bend it much farther before it causes permanent damage and that doesn't screen "indestructible." And I hate to be the naysayer but he wasn't hitting that thing very hard with a hammer...

    The technology looks simply amazing and I can't wait until we start seeing this in consumer electronics, wrist-watches, etc but let's not over-exaggerate. I wouldn't even describe an armored tank as virtually indestructible.