The Nokia Lumia 900 constructed using a unibody polycarbonate shell and on the face Corning's Gorilla Glass can withstand drops, scrapes and dings. To prove this Nokia two engineers Mike Myers and Chris Ruble went on hammering the phone and nails being applied to the screen and they even used the Lumia 900 as a hammer. And through all this, the screen looks great.
You can watch the entire exercise in the video below:
"Our Failure Analysis Specialist Mike Wellborn saw the video on YouTube and told us how amazing it was. Chris and I said that our Lumia 900 would be able to survive this "test" as well . . . Mike Wellborn did not seem to think it could be done. On a gentleman's bet, we headed down to the lab and tried it out. The Lumia 710 was the first phone victim. It performed just as the 900 did in the video," posted Mike.
Mike went on to say that they weren't surprised at the toughness of the screen at all and that they thoroughly enjoy testing the limits of Nokia hardware and had a lot of fun running these types of lab tests.
In other smartphone news, a Samsung official told a Korean newspaper that the company has received a whopping "nine million carrier pre-orders" for its next flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S III.
The new phone, which is set to go on sale May 29 in Germany was announced earlier this month at a press event in London on May 3.
Also, its revealed that 40 percent of all Android smartphone sales now comes from Samsung, making Samsung the most-popular Android device manufacturer by a large margin, as none of its competitors were able to amass even 10 percent of Android smartphone sales.
Additionally, the company was also the leader in overall smartphone sales last quarter, with 38 million devices sold compared to Apple's 33.1 million devices sold for Q1 2012.