Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to have an unbreakable screen?

by: Robert TriggsMarch 25, 2013

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An article straight from Korea has suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ship with a new “unbreakable” display, finally saving clumsy smartphone users from the embarrassment of carrying around a cracked handset.

According to the article Samsung is still in the early stages of developing its new screen, but the eventual goal is to produce a flexible plastic organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display which won’t crack when dropped.

Unlike conventional OLED displays which use glass, the new display will instead be made from an unspecified plastic material. The increased flexibility of the plastic display means that it will be able to absorb more energy from any impacts, preventing cracks or chips from appearing if your smartphone is dropped or bashed, something I’m sure we all agree is a much needed step forward. Switching to a plastic material also means that the screens can be manufactured to be thinner than displays made from glass, effectively reducing the weight of your smartphone as well.

The article also alludes to some of the Galaxy Note 3’s display specifications, specifically mentioning that Samsung is producing this technology in a full HD (1080) display. There’s also a slightly more confusing segment about a 5 inch and 6 inch variant of the Note 3, but I’m going to say that there’s some information lost in translation there.

Samsung isn’t expected to move into mass production of these OLED displays until the fourth quarter of this year, possibly in October. So we probably won’t be seeing the Galaxy Note 3 until sometime around the end of the year, which is pretty much what we were expecting anyway.

And you interested in the rumored 6 inch smartphone, and do you like the sound of an unbreakable touch screen?

  • RarestName

    Nothing is unbreakable.

    • I dare you to say that into the face of Superman… just kidding hehe, have a good one

      • MasterMuffin


        • it only makes him weak not breakable…

          • MasterMuffin

            You can kill him with it…

    • MasterMuffin

      You can’t brake the note III, because it doesn’t exist :P

      • uzo ufondu

        More importantly, because it won’t come with brake pads :p

    • nobody

      except nokia 3310.

  • Roberto Tomás

    can I haz source? :)

    • MasterMuffin

      They’re right there, in the sources…

  • BlueAce127

    I doubt it. Screens will always be breakable…

  • breakable or not…ill get that baby :P
    still my note 2 the best phone out there

  • it should be!

  • Kassim

    “6 inch smartphone”?

    There should be no such thing as far as I’m concerned – or are we just going to creep the smartphone description up from 6″ to like 6.5″ in another year or so, like we did from sub-5″ to 5.5″ with the N2?!

    “Phablet” barely got a foothold before it got squeezed out!

  • I don’t think Samsung will do unbreakable display. Sure they might do break resistant but unbreakable.. especially if they set a target of 1 billion phones!!!
    I mean there are only so many people on this side of the galaxy :D!!!

  • mosy7

    what do you guys mean buy nothing is unbreakable?

    naturally it is not unbreakable against being under a truck but they can provide it not to break against ordinary daily shots and a little levels more
    don’t forget what samsung did with making s4,air gesture,air view,smart scroll and etc. i mean ;-)

    • Antdog

      Buy? …………..How much will nothing cost?

  • Bone

    I look forward to the AndroidAuthority S4 drop test. Preferably not dropping the one in the giveaway. :)

  • Am I the only one who would hates the feel of a plastic screen that im constantly touching. Unless the phone is bendable I will avoid it like the plague that was the s4 presentation. Im still washing the douche of me from that abomination in nyc and now this?

    • Gerard R

      Unless the Xphone or Nexus bring their a-game, I cannot really see any alternative to the note 3. The X-Phone, maybe, the Nexus 5, after today’s BS rumours it looks like Google isn’t trying to appease the customer and only geeks, speaking of which the hardware sucks too. The only viable alternative is the Sony Togari phablet with 6.44 inch screen with a rumoured screen res of 1200p, some are even saying 1600p!

      • Yea I agree, especially with the decline of iphone I dont see manufacturing caring about build quality anytime soon. My note 2 feels even more future proof now, unless saphyre or bendable becomes a thing.

  • Helen Zahodiakin

    I have to say that the unbreakable screen sounds great! But I have to say that I think I would rather have the glass display. Not sure why, but I’d want to stick to the glass if I had a choice! And as for the display size? 5.9,? 6.0? Nope! I want the 6.3′ screen display as they originally talked bout! Keep it 6.3! That’s what I want big time! Samsung will do it right, and I know they will KEEP it as they first mentioned the beautiful monster glass 6.3 display! Whoa! That’s my next phone! I can’t wait! ;-)

    • There’s gonna be a 6.3 and a 5.9 device coming soon. Apparently the Note 3 will be the smaller one.. Doesn’t make sense to me tbh

  • sid

    ya i want unbreakable screen bcos my note 2 screen broken and 9900 rs for new on service station

  • Don’t buy Note 3

    I just got the note 3 and the screen cracked easier than anything I’ve ever scene I had it in my briefcase with nothing but papers and my iPhone. The hardest thing I did was lightly put my briefcase on its side in the the passenger seat and it must have just clinked together With my iPhone and the screen has crack. It’s not effecting it’s use. But I’m pissed and saw this article and this screen is the weakest screen I’ve ever scene! Don’t buy this phone!

  • Ahsan

    It is unbreakable…ijust tested it.