Bye, bye shattered screens? Motorola DROID Turbo 2 comes with ShatterShield tech

Bye, bye shattered screens? Motorola DROID Turbo 2 comes with ShatterShield tech
The joint Verizon/Motorola DROID event is already underway, and though most of you will be waiting on details relating to specs, Motorola's Rick Osterloh confirmed a pretty interesting recent rumor: a new display tech called ShatterShield is coming to the DROID Turbo 2. 

As the name suggests, the idea behind the focused effort, which apparently took some 3 years to yield an actual product, not to mention numerous test fixtures and computer simulations, ShatterShield will supposedly put an end to the shattered screen epidemic. That's a tougher ask than some might expect, though, which is why Motorola is actually using five whole layers with the display stack to ensure that accidental drops won't be followed by tears.

The first layer of ShatterShield is a rigid, aluminum core that serves as the foundation of the integrated system, melded together with layer number two: a flexible AMOLED display that will bend instead of shatter upon impact. These two are then joined by what Motorola calls a Dual Layer touchscreen with 'redundancy' (to absorb shock), and an interior and exterior lens covers, the latter of which will supposedly prevent dents and scratches. From what we saw, the screen on the Turbo 2 is indeed well protected, and survived two drops on a slab of concrete brought on stage for the presentation.

In all, this sounds like a neat solution, and Motorola didn't miss the chance to point out that it's a world first for the industry. And yes, in case you were wondering, Motorola's other new phone — the DROID Maxx 2 — won't feature the new tech.


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13 Comments

1. carlemillward unregistered

Global rollout to follow.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

For once, I agree with those who say Motorola should not have saved the goods for Verizon. A true shatterproof screen is a great idea and shouldn't be limited to one carrier. Bring this kind of tech unlocked and to all carriers, and people will start talking about Motorola again.

13. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Now THAT is what one calls 'display tech innovation' and not that gimmicky 3D touch thing.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Trust me, it'll still shatter.

6. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

ssh, don't shatter their dreams.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it will shatter on riffle bullet, and sledgehammer test just wait for it

3. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Nice suck it Apple with your f**king air bag idea

4. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

You ok there bud? Calm down

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't be an airhead.

10. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

He ain't one. or are you rather?

7. Shocky unregistered

If it works then great, if not then marketing lies.

8. ModMenTV

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Guaranteed not to crack or shatter, here's hoping that Motorola backs that in full.

11. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Free tempered glass screen protector. Yeahhhh boiiii

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