When it comes to modern smartphones, one thing is common
across all brands – the fragile screen.
Since smartphones offer touchscreen functionality, the
screen sizes have been increasing at a consistent pace. In fact, the newest
flagship phones of popular brands offer the entire front of the phone as the
screen itself. The past few years saw the phasing out of bezels, buttons, and
other common features of a phone’s front. Now, all you see is one big screen –
but that has some downsides.
A Fragile Front
For instance, one crack can mean the end for your entire
phone. Since the screen is the main tool for control, any damage can result in
loss of function. Companies try to make their screens as tough as they can.
Newer phones offer glass that are very sturdy and can withstand scratches.
However, it is not a perfect design. Because of this, one should add plenty of extra
defense. This can include phone cases as well as screen protectors.
Newer trends may make this harder. Folding phones, where two
screens are pressed into one, can create a ton of pressure at the hinges. This
can decrease the screen’s durability immensely. With repeated use, screens may
crack under the constant pressure.
A new trend may soon end this screen fragility. By using Diamond Glass, newer phones hope to
have a very resistant screen. In early tests, the Diamond Glass was capable of
defending the phone against scratches and minor damage. While it is an improvement
to the current design, the increase in price may be an issue.
This price may be a problem, as ‘folding phones’ are already
at the 2000-dollar mark. Adding more to the price tag can turn off a lot of
potential buyers. With its unproven qualities, it can be a hard sell for phone
companies to convert their new products to Diamond Glass.
What do you guys think? Is Diamond Glass the future?