If your biggest nightmare is your phone, dropping it and breaking its screen, you're not the only one. The phones use Gorilla Glass, anti-cracking protective layers, and sometimes a sapphire crystal upper layer, to help prevent cracking if your phone falls. Now, one company says it is working with one phone manufacturer to test the first diamond glass phone screen. Breaking the screen is a common concern. AKHAN's diamond glass uses a nanocrystalline sample that randomly distributes crystals instead of placing them along their crystal levels - this arrangement prevents the creation of deep cracks and material damage in the basis.
Made of diamonds made in the laboratory, the Miraj Diamond Glass glass from AKHAN Semiconductor promises to be stronger than other materials used to cover the fragile electronic display of the phone. It can be applied as an upper layer in combination with other materials, such as Gorilla Glass.
When I first heard about diamond glass last year, Adam Khan, AKHAN's executive director, promised to see him on his first device by the end of 2017. We did not see him. Khan says that the promising new technology is now actively testing with device manufacturers, whose identity Khan is not ready to detect. AKHAN's partners test the strength of diamond glass on stress and ensure that the surface is well transmitting electrical signals, so your finger can easily move through the touch screen.
In order for a diamond glass to reach the phone, partners need to refine the production details using new material like a diamond. It is necessary to ensure that the diamond-glass coating is applied evenly over the covering material, which may be a Gorilla Glass or a proprietary product. They also work to reduce the reflection of the diamond glass, which means how much light reflects on the user. Phone screens with higher reflection are more difficult to read because you are fighting with reflection. It encourages you to increase brightness due to the reflection, so the phone's battery is drained faster.
Although diamond glass can be placed on any screen device, Khan says his company only works with one manufacturer in each category, starting with one phone and one separate screen protector. If everything goes well, it could extend to fitness bars and so on.
Do not expect it to be cheap. The process of making and applying the diamond produced in the laboratory as a material for covering the phone costs. Expect that it will start on a more expensive phone that promises a "non-shoot" screen, similar to the Motorola Moto Z2 Force, which I let it drop 28 times to see if its screen will go out.
Countdown, for diamond screens, starts now.